Jeff Hughes, candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education, was raised in Derby. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven. In 2002 he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Horticulture and Agronomy from UCONN Storrs. He met his future wife Jen at Delaney’s in New Haven. When they decided it was time to settle down and have children, they scouted area towns and decided a top flight school system was their priority. Residents of Woodbridge for five years, their son is now a student at Beecher Road School and their daughter is waiting her turn. Jeff and Jen plan for their kids to go all the way through Amity schools.
Jeff always worked while in high school and college. His love of horticulture has kept him involved with several landscaping and construction businesses both as an employee and as an owner operator. He continues to work as a property owner/manager in addition to his current job at Yale University.
Jeff worked his way through the ranks of Yale, starting as an assistant manager in the dining halls. He is now Area Manager at Yale University with oversight of 92 Yale properties. His job involves overseeing all programmatic and capital improvement projects while managing a team of 4 superintendents and 75 union employees. He is currently involved in contract negotiations, and was on the interview committee to hire 2 new directors, one of facilities and one of grounds maintenance.