Board of Education
Christopher Rempfer has lived in Southbury since 2016. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. He grew up in New Canaan, CT and, upon graduating with a BA in English and Economics from Connecticut College in New London, headed to New York City where he worked as an actor, singer, composer, and writer for 20 years. Chris’ affinity for writing led him to the City College of New York, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts in English & Creative Writing in 2010. Since then, he has taught at City College, Quinnipiac University, in the international summer program at Yale University, and became part of the full time English faculty at NVCC in fall of 2016.
At Naugatuck Valley Community College, Chris serves as Coordinator for the Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree program, is co-chair of the faculty professional development organization—Center for Teaching, Vice President of the NVCC Faculty Senate, as well as co-chair of the NVCC LGBTQ Pride Alliance Club and the Creative Writing Club.
Chris is on the Steering and Events Committees for the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Pride Fund and Pride in the Hills Fund, which during 2018-19, raised over $150,000 to support the needs of LGBTQ youth in the greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills region.
As an educator and individual, Chris makes the excellence of Southbury and Middlebury students’ educational experience his top priority.