Beth Esstman and her husband moved their family to South Windsor in 2008, drawn by the outstanding reputation of the schools. Their four children all started their academic journey at Pleasant Valley Elementary and have progressed through the South Windsor schools. Sophie (class of 2021) and Xavier (class of 2023) are graduates of SWHS while Holden is currently a sophomore at SWHS and Dalton is an 8th grader at Timothy Edwards.
Beth’s commitment to education and community development grew. She volunteered in the schools as room parent, at fundraisers and for other activities. She took her commitment to the next level by joining the South Windsor Board of Education in 2015. She has served various roles on the BOE, including Vice Chair, Secretary, Chair of the Policy Committee and Liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission.
As a parent who has experienced the district’s offerings firsthand, she brings a unique and invaluable perspective to the table. Her children have engaged with various aspects of the school system, from the EXCEL program to special education services, athletics, band and performing arts. She is passionate about expanding opportunities for students so that they can all achieve their own individual potential. She is an advocate of minimizing state mandates that burden taxpayers and restrict a student’s, family’s or district’s ability to tailor education to the unique needs of a child. She recognizes the fiscal responsibilities of her role, always mindful of the impact on taxpayers as the district strives for excellence.
A graduate of Yale University, professionally, Beth works as a palliative care nurse practitioner. She enjoys spending time with family. Whether it is walking their Goldendoodle, Vern, playing a family game of pickleball on the Rye Street courts or training for a run on the Nevers trails, Beth is proud to live in and serve South Windsor.