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Ben Bronz Foundation in West Hartford Welcomes New Executive Director

Kim Holley has been named executive director of the Ben Bronz Foundation. Submitted photo

The new executive director will oversee Ben Bronz Academy, The Learning Incentive and more.


Ben Bronz Foundation welcomed its new Executive Director Kim Holley this week.

Holley just retired from the State of Connecticut in June of this year where she served as the superintendent of schools for Unified School District no. 1. Holley’s tenure in Unified School District no. 1 lasted more than 20 years and included a variety of roles.

In her new role as the head of Ben Bronz Foundation in West Hartford, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Holley will direct the programs of Ben Bronz Academy, The Learning Incentive, and satellite programs including the Cyber Launch Pad Summer Program.

Holley began her career as a social worker trainee and also held positions as a special education teacher, assistant principal, principal, and central office director of academic programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Wheelock College, a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Sixth Year Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University.

“I am excited to join the Ben Bronz community and carry its mission forward. I was very impressed with the beliefs, programs and staff of the Ben Bronz Foundation. I look forward to meeting with members of the school and the community,” said Holley.

Holley was selected for the executive director position after a competitive process. “We are looking forward to Kim leading the Ben Bronz Foundation as it continues its mission of helping students who learn differently succeed academically. Kim’s energy and vision will help guide the Foundation’s future growth and successes while keeping the principles of our founders, Ian and Aileen, at the forefront of our mission,” said Tim Zeuschner, Board Chair of Ben Bronz Foundation.

Ben Bronz Foundation, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, is an Internal Revenue Service (501)(c)(3) nonprofit that helps bright students who struggle to learn through a variety of programs and services including Ben Bronz Academy and The Learning Incentive.

Ben Bronz Academy is a day school for students with learning disabilities in grades 2-12. Since 1985, its unified approach has made a lasting difference for hundreds of learning disabled students. Ben Bronz Academy’s goal is to help students identify and correct their functional weaknesses and to develop strong, spontaneous thinking habits that build self-confidence and foster greater curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Ben Bronz Academy has a proven track record of guiding specially challenged students to begin on a successful lifelong learning path. A range of needs are addressed from dyslexia and dysgraphia to Executive Functioning Disorder and ADD/ADHD. Ben Bronz Academy is a full-time State of Connecticut Approved Private Special Education Program. For more information visit www.benbronzacademy.org or call 860-236-5807.

The Learning Incentive (TLI) provides educational services for adults and children with or without learning disabilities who do not need a full time education program. Motivated adults and young people develop individualized study strategies and skill building techniques that increase their learning. For more information visit www.learningincentive.org or call 860-236-5807.

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