Former longtime state Rep. Cameron Staples has been hired as the executive director of The New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The association is responsible for accrediting public and private school and college programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Staples was a state representative for more than 15 years, and was co-chairman of the powerful tax-writing committee before deciding not to seek re-election last year. He explored running for attorney general. He also was the co-chairman of the Education Committee for years.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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