Erin D. Benham was reappointed to the Connecticut State Board of Education by Governor Ned Lamont in January 2023 and serves as the state board’s vice chair. She also chairs the board’s accountability and support committee, and is a member of the academic standards and assessment committee.
In June 2020, Ms. Benham was appointed to the State Education Resource Center Board (SERC). She taught in Meriden Public Schools for 36 years and is the retired president of the Meriden Federation of Teachers and executive committee vice president of AFT Connecticut. She also serves on the board of directors for The Sisters’ Project, the Connecticut RISE Network and the Connecticut Fund For Teachers Advisory Board. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph College and a master’s degree and educational leadership degree from Southern Connecticut State University.