WATERTOWN – The Board of Education, at a special meeting held on Thursday, September 23, appointed Marie Kashuba as the new business manager for Watertown Public Schools. The board members found that Ms. Kashuba stood out from the other applicants with her passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for the position. She brings with her a proven record of success in building strong relationships with various stakeholders involved in the financial aspects of a school district.
His grassroots experiences and proactive approach to effective communication and high level of professionalism have been particularly noted by his previous employers.
“Ms. Kashuba has demonstrated the energy, initiative and knowledge to successfully lead and manage the many people, processes and protocols involved in a school district’s finance department,” said the Superintendent of Schools, Dr Alison Villanueva.
“Her attention to detail and high expectations of herself and the school district are clear and I believe her collaborative personality will benefit Watertown Public Schools not just this year, but for years to come.”
Ms. Kashuba holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Haven.
Ms. Kashuba has worked as a financial consultant overseeing the budget process in planning, accounting and reporting in a corporate setting and has extensive auditing experience. Most recently, she was involved in acting business management duties with the Seymour Public School District as a consultant to the Twin Lakes finance team.
Ms. Kashuba came highly recommended by the Twin Lakes group. Her experience working with Seymour Public Schools, her familiarity with financial systems and the ins and outs of public school finances, and her business experience were considered assets to Watertown Public Schools.
The school board felt that Ms. Kashuba stands out as a knowledgeable, professional and dedicated individual who strongly believes that working with faculty and staff to meet the needs of students is the primary responsibility of the district.
Ms Kashuba will officially take up her new duties on Monday 25 October.