Allan B. Taylor
Allan B. Taylor

Allan B. Taylor, who has been the chairman of the Connecticut State Board of Education for nearly 10 years, is retiring from his day job to work for Hartford municipal government.

Day Pitney LLC, a law firm with some offices based in downtown Hartford, announced two weeks ago that Taylor would be retiring to become Hartford City Council’s first legislative and legal advisor.

Taylor has practiced law at Day Pitney his entire career, but was formerly on the city’s school board and city council.

“I am looking forward to this new opportunity, and I’m honored to be given this chance to serve the city of Hartford once more,” Taylor said in a statement.

The State Board of Education is responsible for making policy decisions that directly impact Hartford and towns across the state.

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Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

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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