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Meet Laurie Brown, Willie Ross School for the Deaf’s new Assistant Education Director

LONGMEADOW – Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD) has hired two individuals for the positions of WRSD education director as well as assistant education director. Experienced educator Laurie Brown was hired to fill the school’s assistant education director position.

Brown was born and raised in Harrison, NY and has since moved to West Hartford, CT. She lives with her husband Dennis and her two college-aged children Connor and Maggie. The four have lived in West Hartford since 2000, where they had relocated from California.

In this edition and the previous Aug. 2 edition, Reminder Publications will have conducted question and answer interviews with both Brown and Erika Kaftan, who was promoted from assistant director of educational services at Willie Ross to the schools education director. The following is an edited interview with Brown.