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Ex-Teacher Dan McNeill Seeks Spot On Weston Board Of Education

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WESTON, Conn. -- Dan McNeill came to Weston in 2006 as a freshly minted teacher and now he's hoping to be elected to the Board of Education.

"Over the past nine years, I have devoted myself to serving the Weston schools in various capacities. Now, I would like nothing more than to continue that work for the next four years on the Board of Education. I humbly ask for your support and your vote on Nov. 3," he said.

McNeill said he immediately felt welcome when he arrived at Hurlbutt in 2006.

"By the end of my first day, I knew that I had found something special. In my time as a classroom teacher, I was dedicated to helping my students grow as individuals and develop a love of learning," he said.

Outside of the classroom, McNeill sought opportunities to work toward improving what he called "an already incredible" school system. He helped rewrite the second-grade social studies curriculum and served on a districtwide team to develop a teacher supervision and evaluation plan.

"I developed a passion for working collaboratively with my colleagues to create an engaging learning environment for the children," McNeill said.

His family moved to Weston in 2012 so his daughter could enroll in kindergarten at Hurlbutt.

"It was one of the easiest decisions we ever had to make and looking back, one of the best," he said. "I quickly became involved in the PTO, where I served for two years as president and co-chaired the Memorial Day Fair three times."

McNeill, who left the teaching profession about five years ago, is now CEO of 203 Retail LLC in Norwalk.

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