“Play Hard, Play Fair, Nobody Hurt.”

-The New Games Foundation

Dennis Parmelee

50 Years ago Dennis graduated from Springfield College, where he became indoctrinated in the Humanics philosophy. He received his  Masters degree from SCSU.

He has taught Physical Education in grades K to 12. He coached at the age group, High School and Intercollegiate level. He was Pool Director and Recreation Director for the Town of Woodbridge, CT. This included budget preparation and overseeing a staff of 250+ . Programs included summer camp, adult programs, fitness center, yoga, swim teams, swim lessons, general swim and for various youth sports programs like baseball, soccer flag football, basketball etc., and maintenance of the fields.

He has built homes, renovated property, and developed small subdivisions.

Dennis still retains his Real Estate Broker’s License. He loves analyzing the stock market, and has recently been interviewed by Talk Radio sponsored by CME.

With 2 children, 5 grandchildren, he has been married to his wife Ruth Ellen for 48 years, and she is still his best friend.

Why Me ?

A number of people who live on this street and I respect asked me to.

While I believe I have the skills to assist the board, I think my ability to get along with others is equally important and will allow me to participate effectively.

We have lived on Andover Drive for five years, and we experienced the friendly, warm atmosphere that existed on this street. I would like to help us return to that standard of excellence we enjoyed.

With Tim O’Donnell, beginning last year I have helped run First Friday for the community, and have tried to get residents together to relax, get acquainted, and have fun socially. This is a wonderful event that LLoyd and Betty Sue began and is a tradition that sets our little community apart as special.

The choice is ours, and I hope you agree that this community is worth the effort it takes to resolve issues fairly and transparently.

If this resonates with you please elect me to the board. if not, I intend to live peacefully among you and agree that we can at least live with mutual respect for one another.

Enjoy Life.

Over And Over, one day at a time.

Dennis Parmelee
5345 Andover #202


Humanics Philosophy

It starts with Humanics, the age-old Greek ideal of the balanced individual. We believe, as did the ancient Greeks, that a person’s emotional, intellectual, and physical lives are interconnected. The Humanics philosophy calls for the education of the whole person—in spirit, mind, and body—for leadership in service to others. And, we represent this ideology with a triangle…

It's all about me

“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”

― Haim G. Ginott

“There are probably Three sides to every story: Yours, mine, and

the Truth

which probably lies somewhere in between.”


– Dennis Parmelee