The Woodbridge Rotary Club recently installed Dr. Neelima Kaushal, Dr. Charles “Chip ”Dumais, and Colleen Murray as its newest members into the Club.
Dr. Charles Dumais is the Superintendent of Schools for the Amity Regional School District in Woodbridge. Dr. Dumais began his career in education nearly three decades ago as a science teacher in Higganum, CT. He has proudly taught physics and calculus to thousands of students, chaired a science department, served as an assistant principal in Westport and Principal of Newtown High School in Sandy Hook. He has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a doctorate in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University.
Mrs. Colleen Murray was named Bethany Superintendent of Schools in October 2015. Mrs. Murray came to Bethany after a 30-year career in elementary education, largely in Milford and Orange, and has taught at all elementary grade levels, from kindergarten through grade six. She has served as a Dean of Students in Monroe and as an Assistant Principal in Trumbull before taking on a Principal’s role in Orange at Turkey Hill School and Mary L. Tracy School. These experiences laid the foundation for a district-level leadership role as Director of Curriculum in Orange prior to becoming Superintendent of Schools.
Dr. Neelima Kaushal, a resident of Woodbridge is an Ob/Gyn Physician in private practice for 16 years. Dr. Kaushal was born in India and attended medical school in New Delhi, India. After working for a few years in India, she moved to England in 1989. She completed her Boards in Ob/Gyn and achieved the membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1993, she came to the United States and did her residency at Queens Hospital Center and Mount Sanai Hospital from 1993 to 1997. She worked for a large practice in Fairfield, and also with a 3 physician group practice prior to her own solo practice in 2000.
Rotary President Chris Lovejoy sponsored Dr. Neelima Kaushal and Rotarian Dr. Guy Stella was the sponsor of Dr. Dumais and Mrs. Murray.
The Woodbridge Rotary Club meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m. for a breakfast meeting at the Country corner Diner, 756 Amity Road, Bethany and the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 12:15 p.m. for a luncheon meeting at Woodbridge Social, 12 Selden Street, Woodbridge. For information on membership, contact Anna Dickerson at 203-710-0223.