Maureen McSparran Ruby, D.M.D., Ph.D. is a dentist turned educator who represented the North Branford Public Schools as the 2000 Teacher of the Year and was a State Semifinalist. Maureen has worked at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels as a classroom teacher and reading consultant. She also served as Program Coordinator of the Graduate Reading Program at Eastern Connecticut State Department of Education. Upon her return to K-12 education, Maureen has served New London as Supervisor of Professional Learning and Staff Development and Norwalk as Literacy Supervisor and Interim Director of Pupil Services and Special Education. Currently Assistant Superintendent of the Brookfield Public Schools, Maureen supports teacher leadership in the Brookfield district and serves on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council.