A Norwalk resident since 2001, Jody Sattler has long been an advocate for a back-to-basics approach to public education where priorities are determined based on the needs of all students in the school district. For over 15 years, she has been a devoted advocate for the Norwalk Public Schools working on all of the PTA and Governance Councils in the schools her children have attended from preschool through high school. She has spearheaded the development of robust before- and after-school enrichment programs at Rowayton and Roton Schools. She founded the Rowayton Academy and grew enrollment to 250 children, offering over 30 subjects ranging from robotics to cooking.
Jody has been a member of the School Governance Council (SGC) for Brien McMahon High School for 2 years and co-chair for the past year. During a very challenging period for the school, she has managed the board through the disruptions caused by Covid and the unexpected leadership changes at the school. As Co-chair of the SGC, she oversaw the implementation of a series of Zoom calls to familiarize incoming 9th graders with the school and organized an in-school freshman orientation. She also worked with members to raise money and provide teacher appreciation events during the spring. She is currently in her second term as BMHS SGC co-chair.
In short, Jody is a Norwalk mom and a community builder who is passionate about this city. She is a productive member of every initiative she chooses to be involved in and she does it all with the warmth of a true Midwesterner. Jody’s wealth of experience in the corporate world, combined with her comprehensive involvement in the school system, makes her ready to tackle the challenges and celebrate the successes in store for NPS.
Norwalk Civic Boards and Engagements:
Brien McMahon High School Governance Council: Member 2019-2021, Co-Chair 2020-2021
Brien McMahon High School Parent Teacher Association: Secretary 2018-2019
United Church of Rowayton: Sunday School Teacher 2010-2017, Deacon 2017-2020
Roton Middle School Governance Council: Member 2015-2016, Co-Chair 2016-2019, After School Coordinator 2018
Norwalk Public Schools: Academically Talented Redesign Committee Member 2017, Guidance Redesign Committee Member 2018
Roton Middle School Parent Teacher Association: Fundraising Committee Member 2015-2017
Rowayton School Parent Teacher Association: Treasurer 2011-2013, President 2013-2015
Rowayton Little League: Vice President, Softball 2012-2019
Rowayton Platform Tennis Association: Team Captain 2014-2021
Rowayton Academy: Before School Enrichment Director 2013-2020
United Church Nursery School: Art Show Committee Member 2007-2008, Executive Board 2008-2010, Enrichment Chair 2010- 2012, Substitute Teacher 2021
Rowayton Civic Association Board Member: 2003-2006, President: 2006-2007
Rowayton Gardeners Association: Member 2002-2004