February 22, 2017

CT Post:
Officials, Parents, Students Plead For More State Education Aid

“They came by the busload and from all parts of state to tell lawmakers they want no part of the state budget Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would thrust upon them. Cuts already made have ruined a generation's introduction to public school, Bridgeport parent Joe Sokolovic warned when his name was called Tuesday, during a public-hearing segment of the Legislature’s Appropriations K-12 subcommittee…” 

CT Mirror:
Teacher Pensions: How Connecticut Compares

“Connecticut’s public school teachers have to wait longer than educators in nearly every other state to qualify for life-long pension payments and are in the middle of the pack for the amount of their salaries they must contribute for the future benefit, according to a recent survey…"

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.