Gail Mangs, Secretary


  • Clark University – Bachelor’s History and Education
  • Northwestern University – Master’s Education
  • UConn – Law degree


  • Eight years with Headstart
  • Twenty-five years with the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education in the special education dispute resolution system.


Three children and five grandchildren with her husband Dave. Gail and her husband live in West Hartford.

Why I love BBA:

I joined the Ben Bronz Board of directors at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. I have spent most of my professional life in education-related work.

Due to my professional background, I have long been aware of Ben Bronz and its remarkable work with children who require special education. It is a privilege to serve on the Ben Bronz Board and support this wonderful institution.