Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra says she just learned Monday that Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson was leaving for Stratford to become their new school superintendent . The two helped lead Newtown through the turmoil after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Pat Llodra says its been a tough ride for Robinson, but she is pleased for her.
Robinson has won national acclaim for her leadership since December 14th, but she clashed repeatedly with the leadership of the Board of Education. Llodra says besides the shooting, Robinson had to deal with a number of budget battles and push through the addition to the High School.
The School District is not only challenged with finding a new Superintendent. Llodra says there are three principal position that need filling. While she says no one could have predicted the vacancy at Sandy Hook Elementary, the retirements at Reed Intermediate School and Newtown Middle School were planned.
Llodra says she is confident in the educations in the system and some from outside Newtown that will continue the district's path to excellence.