James (Jim) Hodge retired from the Bridgeport School System in 2005 after 35 years serving as a classroom teacher and later as a teacher/administrator on special assignment for new schools and new project development.
Jim has been a member of the Board of Directors of Ashlar of Newtown, Masonic Home and Hospital. He serves as secretary of the Board of Managers for the Ralphola Taylor Community Center, Central CT Coast YMCA in Bridgeport, as well as Chairman of the Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge’s Scholarship Fund. He is the recipient of numerous community, Masonic Fraternity, and professional awards in the Bridgeport, New Haven, and Naugatuck Valley communities.
He has served as a member of the Admissions Review Board for Bullard Havens Technical School, member of the Board of Directors of the Charles Smith Foundation, and member of the Board of Directors of the Katherine Matthies Foundation.
Jim resides in Derby with his wife, Yvette. They have two children and four grandchildren.