Regional School District #16 Board of Education
Introducing a fresh new team for Region 16
" We currently do not have any Prospect parents on the board of education. If I'm elected, I will advocate for parents and students in our Region and promote innovative thinking and proven, effective programs. My goal is to integrate 21st century skills and technologies to prepare our students for success in this quickly changing world."
A Prospect resident for the past 17 years, Gezime Ajro has four children, three of whom are currently in the Region 16 school district. She has a personal interest in maintaining and improving the quality of our local school system for our students and our community. Gezime would seek input from other school districts to ensure that our teachers and students have the support and resources they need during this time of novel challenges.
Gezime holds a B.S. in computer science from Pace University and is a senior data and analytics advisor with more than 17 years' experience working in internal audit and healthcare fraud investigations.
"I believe that all students are capable of achieving their goals with the right support system, and that Region 16 provides that for our students. As a member of the board of education, I promise to cherish our valued traditions while embracing diversity and new perspectives for the betterment of our students and our community."
Karima Jackson and her husband moved their family to Prospect for the school district: they felt that their voices would be heard in a district this size, and that their children would have an enriched upbringing. Karima serves on the Region's Parent Advisory Council and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Karima earned her B.A in Sociology from Colby College and M.S. in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport. She has worked in higher education and college and career readiness since 2004 and has extensive experience in mentoring and preparing high school-aged students for post-secondary education. She currently serves as an Upward Bound site coordinator at Naugatuck Valley Community College.