The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents have named Newtown school leader Dr Joseph Erardi Superintendent of the Year for 2017. The announcement was made at the groups annual conference, held on Friday. The organizations say Erardi is now eligible to receive the award on the national level. Erardi said in a written statement that he's been blessed for the last 4 decades to work with exceptional Boards of Education, administrators , staff and parents. He continued by saying that in receiving the award, he represents everyone who has made a difference in the life of a child, one student at a time.