Month: December 2017

As State Enrollment Declines, Rocky Hill’s Grows

December 18, 2017

Shaun Dougherty, a UConn professor of education and public policy, said the ingredients for school-age growth are present in Rocky Hill — an increasing number of households, above-average household income, home prices at the median or slightly above it, yet not high enough to discourage people from moving in.

Local Named Assistant Principal of the Year

December 15, 2017

Joseph J. Masi was selected by the Connecticut Association of Schools as the 2018 High School Assistant Principal of the Year. In addition, he was chosen to be Connecticut’s candidate for the NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year Award.

Susan Huard Named Interim President of Great Bay Community College

December 15, 2017

With the departure of President Will Arvelo from Great Bay Community College (GBCC) to become Economic Development Director for the State of New Hampshire, the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) board of trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. Susan Huard as interim president of GBCC while the college conducts a search for a successor to Arvelo. Huard is currently president of Manchester Community College, also part of the CCSNH, and will remain in that position, temporarily dividing her time between the two colleges.

New School Superintendent is Appointed in Avon

December 15, 2017

Bridget Carnemolla, the head of the Watertown schools since 2014, has been appointed as the new school superintendent for Avon. The board of education appointed her unanimously Tuesday night. Carnemolla is expected to start in Avon in March, taking the place of Gary Mala, who left in late August