As part of her Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame acceptance speech Saturday night, UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey joked that coach Geno Auriemma sometimes accuses her of alerting referees to his use of foul language, thereby creating the possibility that he’ll get ejected so she can run the team. Not true, Dailey said. Also not true: “A lot of people think my full-time job is holding him back [on the sideline],” she said.
James E. “Jim” Main, who served the University of Nebraska for more than 17 years in various business and financial capacities, will bring his rich experience and background to the University of North Texas Dallas as executive vice president for administration & chief financial ffficer.
After numerous rounds of interviews and evaluating candidates, Peter Dart was recently named the new principal of Dorothy C. Goodwin Elementary School in Mansfield, Conn. With an extensive background in teaching for 22 years, as well as being a principal for six years, Dart was a strong candidate who caught the attention of teachers, parents and administrators early on.
Manchester High School English teacher Kelly Shea, described by a colleague as a “rock star,” has been named district teacher of the year.
Following a national search, Sterling College has appointed Yvette McDonnell as its dean of community and work. In her new role, McDonnell will oversee a broad range of programs and services that support the well-being and holistic education of Sterling College students.
Kristi Carriero has been named Assistant Principal of New Canaan High School. She will begin her new position on July 1.
The Milford Board of Education appointed seasoned educator Anna Cutaia as superintendent of schools. Cutaia, superintendent of schools for Regional District 14, which encompasses Bethlehem and Woodbury, and former director of elementary education in Fairfield, will take the reins of the city’s school system around Aug. 1.
Del Siegle, professor and associate dean for research and faculty affairs at UConn’s Neag School of Education is interviewed about his career and expertise in gifted education by National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) member and Neag School alum Carla Brigandi ’15 Ph.D., now assistant professor of gifted education at West Virginia University.
Following an extensive search, the Westport Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tina Mannarino as an Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services. She will officially start the position July 1.
Neag School alumna Megan Baker ’12 6th Year, a graduate of the UConn Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP), has served since 2015 as principal of Tourtellotte Memorial High School, a public high school in the Thompson (Conn.) school district with 251 students in Grades 9 to 12. Prior to that, Baker was curriculum director for pre-K to Grade 12 and part-time assistant principal at Tourtellotte. Baker is also a member of the Neag School Alumni Board. In this special photo essay, photographer Cat Boyce shadowed Baker earlier this spring in order to offer a glimpse into a typical day in the life of Baker and her role in principalship.