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  • Snapshot: Kate Sheehan

    Occupation: I’m the head of technical services and systems librarian at C.H. Booth Library.

    Family: My husband is Gary. We’ve been married for seven years. We have a son, Adrian, who is 2 years old.

    Pets: We have a dog named Cooper. He is an elderly Collie, 12½ years old. And we have some fish.

  • Snapshot: Carolyn Signorelli

    Occupation: I’m an assistant attorney general with the Child Protection Office in Hartford.

    Family: I’m married to Doug Homberg. I have three daughters. Sarah Stofko, 18, is a sophomore at Hunter College in the City. Tess Stofko is a senior at Newtown High School, and is 17 years old. Jordan Stofko is 14, and she is a freshman at Newtown High School.

    Pets: We have our dog, Zak. He is a Labrador/Chow mix. He is an adorable dog.

  • Snapshot: Geraldine Carley

    Occupation: I recently retired after 35 years as a teacher/librarian, primarily in schools in Danbury and Ridgefield.

    Family: My husband, Ross Carley, is very active in town. Our son, Christopher, teachers chemistry at Newtown High School and is assistant band leader there. Our daughter, Lindsay Knauf, lives here in Newtown with her husband, Ed. They have two children. Holden is 3 years old, and we have a brandie-new one, Oliver, born September 2.

  • Snapshot: Bob Schroeder

    Occupation: I retired from Schlumberger last year, after 25 years, but still consult for them. I was a principal research scientist and program manager for them, specializing in using optical sensors for deep well oil exploration. I worked in their Ridgefield lab from 1988, and then moved with them to Boston in 2006, where the lab relocated. We had an apartment in Boston and our home Newtown for the last seven years, and I traveled between them. Before that, I worked in Ann Arbor, researching nonfossil fuel energy using laser-induced fusion.

  • Snapshot: Tina Welsh

    Occupation: I retired in 2013 after 35 years of teaching; 28 years at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk, and the remainder at Newtown Middle School. I started out as a math teacher. In the early 1980s, when desktop computers were coming into popularity, NHMS started buying PET computers. They were huge, and had only 8k of memory. We started a computer integration class, and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. The computers changed all the time and kept it interesting.

  • Snapshot: Kurt Eckhardt

    Occupation: I am the director of bands at Newtown High School. I’ve been here since 2002.

    Family: My wife is Linda, and we have two children. Hannah is 21, and she is going to school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, majoring in fashion design. Brianna is living in the City. She’s 25 and she’s writing, acting, singing, and making her way through the audition circuit.

  • Snapshot: Sister Colleen Therese Smith

    Occupation: I’m the principal of St Rose of Lima School, and religious sister, Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    Family: I am the youngest of five children. I grew up in St Louis, Mo. I have three older brothers and one older sister. My mother died when I was 27; my father and my stepmother still live in the St Louis area. I currently live with my community, Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Shelton. There are five of us living at St Joseph Convent.

  • Snapshot: Robbie DuBroff

    Occupation: I grew up in San Diego and graduated from Berkeley with a degree in social work, and attended school at the University of Texas and University of Louisiana. I did some secretarial work and I worked as a shipyard welder and as a riveter on the Liberty ships, when I was in California, during World War II. It was a job opportunity that paid better. I met my husband, Bob, in New York, when I was in graduate school at NYU. I worked in the tenement buildings there as a social worker. There was always a need for help of some kind.

  • Snapshot: Laura Goldstein

    Occupation: I’m an attorney at Collins Hannafin, PC, in Danbury. I’ve been with the law firm for 20 years. I’m a member of the litigation department. My primary areas of practice are employment, worker’s compensation, and family law. I’m on the board of directors of Family & Children’s Aide and on the advisory council of Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, and recently I was honored to be selected for the Board of Trustees of the C.H. Booth Library.

  • Snapshot: Dr Barbara Mangold

    Occupation: I am a veterinarian at Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals. I started here about six months ago. I work at Mystic Aquarium and the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, part-time, and I also work at South Wilton Veterinary Group, an avian and exotic referral clinic. We also treat dogs and cats there.