Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of ten voting members and three non-voting ex-officio members.


The ten voting members are as follows:

  1. Four community members. These are individuals who are part of the community that is served by Side by Side, and have no financial or employment relationship and have no children attending the school.
  2. Three faculty members who are current members of the teaching faculty. These members are elected by the faculty.
  3. Three parent members who have children at Side by Side. These members are elected by the parent community.

The three non-voting members are as follows:

  1. Two “founders”. These members are chosen by the founders.
  2. One member of the non-teaching staff at Side by Side. This member is elected by the non-teaching staff.


The boards primary responsibilities are:

  1. Fiduciary — all financial aspects of the school
  2. Monitoring of personnel, including hiring and firing, as recommended by the director
  3. Legal and legislative issues
  4. Fundraising


The board generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:15 pm. The meetings are open to the public, except for executive sessions; the first fifteen minutes of each meeting are reserved for public comment. Minutes of the public sessions are available for viewing in the office.


  • BoD Minutes
    • 2009-2010
    • 2010-2011
    • 2011-2012
    • 2012-2013
    • 2013-2014
    • 2014-2015
    • 2015-2016
    • 2016-2017
    • 2017-2018
    • 2018-2019
    • 2019-2020
    • 2020-2021
    • 2021-2022


Anthony Pavia
34 Buckingham Place
Norwalk, CT 06851
Adam Norris
24 Scribner Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
H) 203-853-1122
C) 347-752-7860
Kim Mendola
26 Homer Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
H) 203-845-0875
Sally Davids
10 Chestnut Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
W) 203-857-0306 x134
Jessica Garnett
17 Lakewood Drive
Norwalk, CT 06851
H) 203-981-7395
Ewa Derlukiewicz
2 Ridge St Apt. 2
Norwalk, CT 0684
Kimberly Grimm
133 Fillow Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Larry Cafero
6 Weed Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
H) 203-247-0301
Nicole Shagoury
Side by Side Charter School
10 Chestnut Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
W) 203-857-0306 x131
Steven Ferguson
7 Roosevelt St.
Norwalk, CT 06851
C) 203-524-9795
Nell Conroy
Side by Side Charter School
10 Chestnut Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
W) 203-857-0306 x114
Matt Nittoly*
19 Devine Place
Milford, CT 06460
H) 203-878-7454
W) 203-857-0306
(Executive Director)

* non-voting member