Judy Bannon

“Judy Bannon is the epitome of service above self.” That was one of the accolades we received about Judy, a teacher at the Jerome Harrison Elementary School (JHES) in North Branford. She’s a volunteer for Matt’s Mission, a dedicated member of the North Branford Women’s Club, a supporter of he Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and a driving force behind GodFest and the North Branford Night to Care, which raises funds for families in need right before the holidays, but she’s perhaps best known for her efforts to fundraise for childhood cancer research. When two members of the JHES community were faced with childhood cancer, she coordinated the annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at her school that’s raised more than $30,000 for research.