State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) to serve as Senate Chair of the General Assembly’s Education Committee.

Senator Slossberg received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and her law degree from New York University Law School. She began her political career as an alderwoman in Milford, and before that was PTA president at Mathewson Elementary School.

“I am honored and thrilled that Senator Looney has placed his trust in me to continue my passionate work in education,” said Slossberg. “I look forward to working with all stakeholders, from teachers and parents to students and education advocates, to ensure that every Connecticut child has the opportunity to receive a quality education.”

West Haven Mayor Edward M. O’Brien praised Slossberg for the work she’s done so far.

“A loyal friend and supporter of our great city, Senator Slossberg has worked diligently to strengthen the education system in every corner of our state, including West Haven. Just last month, Senator Slossberg, who believes that every child deserves a quality kindergarten experience, helped secure a $1 million state grant to help expand full-day kindergarten in our school district.”

Before Slossberg was elected to the General Assembly in 2004 she got her start in public service advocating for full-day kindergarten in Milford as a member of the PTA.

Slossberg has received the Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents Distinguished Service Award as well as the Connecticut PTA Life Achievement Award for her dedication to improving Connecticut’s education system.