The Ridgefield School District has hired a new Superintendent. Dr. William Collins was named to the position this week during a special Ridgefield Board of Education meeting. He will take over from Interim Superintendent Dr. JeanAnn Paddyfote on February 19th. He served as superintendent of Newington Public Schools for about a decade and retired in June. In addition to formerly serving two schools as principal over a span of 10 years, Collins was an assistant professor in the Central Connecticut State University graduate business program and a teacher for a decade before that.