John Voss, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor Education Leadership
Dr. John H. Voss, known as Jay, was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his BA degree from the University of Wisconsin in History in 1966 and completed his MA in Education-History in 1967. He spent the next fifteen years teaching history in secondary schools in Connecticut and Wisconsin. In 1981, he completed his 6th Year Degree in Administration and Supervision at Southern Connecticut State University. In 1982, he accepted a position as assistant principal at Pomperaug High School in Middlebury-Southbury, CT (Region 15), and two years later he became the school’s principal, a position he filled for the next sixteen years. In 1998, he received his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Argosy University—Sarasota. In 2000, he accepted a position as Director of Curriculum for Easton, Redding, and Region 9 School Districts where he worked with K-12 teachers on curriculum, instruction, and assessment. After 37 years as an educator, he retired from the Connecticut Public School System in 2004. Since then, he has served as a consultant for several Connecticut school districts and is a current member of the State Board of Education, appointed by Governor Rell in 2007. As a member of the State Board, he has served as the co-chair for the Ad Hoc Committee on Secondary School Reform and currently chairs the Ad Hoc Committee for Accountability and School Improvement.
Dr. Voss came to the Educational Leadership Program at Sacred Heart University in the spring of 2004 as an adjunct professor. In January of this year, he accepted a full time assistant professorship in the EDL program.
When he is not involved in educational pursuits, he is a golfer, sings in his church choir and in the Danbury Concert Chorus, dabbles in photography, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Terry, three children, and three grand children.