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Newtown appoints new Superintendent of Schools

Newtown has selected a new Superintendent of Schools.  During a special Board of Education meeting last night, Dr Joseph Erardi was unanimously appointed to the position. 


Newtown has been looking for a new leader for the schools since Dr Janet Robinson resigned in May.  In the interim, Dr John Reed has been filling the role. 


During the Board meeting, Erardi said he would be respectful of Newtown's past, work hard in the present and is excited for the future.  He has been a Superintendent for 14 years, the past 8 in Southington.  10 members of the Board did a site visit there last week.  Erardi said during the meeting that he was thankful and very humbled by the appointment. 


The Board thanked Reed and also the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Search Services group for their help in the process. 


The Board of Education said in a press release that in the near future they will hold a reception so staff, parents and the community can meet Erardi and welcome him.  They said the final details of his transition are being worked out, but it's anticipated that Erardi will join the Newtown district officially in the spring.