Elected to the Board of Education in 2017, Deb Polun was unanimously voted Chair in 2019.
Polun has worked on policy matters impacting low-income residents in Connecticut over the past 20 years, in positions with the Senate Majority Office of Connecticut’s Legislature, at the Connecticut Commission on Aging, and as Vice President for External Affairs at the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut. In 2019, she was named Executive Director of the Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA).
Polun’s community service includes serving on the West Hartford Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities, the League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford, the Jewish Community Relations Council, as a mentor for the West Hartford Public Schools, and various leadership positions at Congregation B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom.
Polun is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (M.A., Social Psychology, 1997) and Tulane University (B.S., Psychology and Sociology, 1994). She and her husband, Ian, have two children, Jordan and Megan, both of whom attended Aiken Elementary School, King Philip Middle School, and Hall High School.