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Tom Connors, Board Vice-President


Tom Connors has been a resident of Piscataway since moving here in 1988. Tom earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut and is a former Post Doctoral Fellow at the Connecticut State Department of Health.

Tom retired from Colgate-Palmolive after working there for 25 years. He is now a member of a privately held company called Envirochem, Inc. where he is the Director of Product Development.

Tom and his wife Abigail have been married for 31 years. Abigail received her M.Ed. from the University of Connecticut. She is an early childhood education teacher and author. They have three children who all attended Piscataway public schools beginning with pre-K.

To say that Tom and Abby are extremely proud of their children is an understatement. Each of their children, Matthew, Steven and Shannon graduated from Rutgers University. Matthew graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a double major in Chemistry and Physics. He is currently working on his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Steven and Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude, Steven with a degree in English, Shannon with a degree in Psychology. Steve is now a paraprofessional working with behaviorally disabled children. Shannon is working on her M.Ed. in the Graduate School of Education where she is finishing her studies to become a middle school math teacher.

Quality education is a priority in Tom’s family. Tom understands that children need this type of education during their formative years. He and Abby both believe that their children received this type of education while attending Piscataway’s schools. They also believe that much of their children’s success is due in part to the educators and administrators of the Piscataway school system. Tom believes that a challenging curriculum kept his children engaged throughout their years of study from pre-K through their senior year of high school.

For this reason, Tom is extremely proud to be a member of the Piscataway Board of Education, which he has been a member of since 2009. Tom has worked hard as a member of the board to maintain a quality education for all of Piscataway’s students, while also being fiscally responsible.

Along with being a board member, Tom has been very active in the Piscataway community. He is a former soccer club executive board member. He was a little league coach, and a middle school recreational basketball coach. He was a member of the high school athletic booster club, a member of the high school Superchief Band Parents Association’s executive board and was a member of the Piscataway township environmental advisory committee.

Tom lives by the motto that “when we all contribute a little, we achieve a lot.”

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Paid for by the Election Fund of Thomas Mosier