A veteran educator and longtime staff member of the has returned from a short-lived retirement to step in and temporarily fill the gap as the head of the high school's administrative team.
The Board of Education has appointed as the acting principal of .
Noonan previously served as the before her retirement at the end of this past school year.
The board vote, which came after a more than 90-minute executive session at , was unanimous.
The high school's previous principal, Stephen Anderson, to head Central High School in the Bridgeport Public School District.
Noonan's salary for the temporary post was not available at last night's meeting.
In addition to the high school, the school board also appointed Diane Gallitto as the new principal for
Gallitto, who has more than 10 years of elementary education experience, has been serving as a second grade teacher and team leader within the , which serves Durham and Middlefield.
"I think she will be a great asset to Overbrook School and to the school district," Superintendent Anthony Serio said prior to the board's unanimous vote approving Gallitto's hire Tuesday.
He added that the district met with candidates for the post Monday and Tuesday, and Galitto eventually emerged as the "unanimous pick by the interviewing committee."
"She is very knowledgeable," Serio said.
The superintendent said Gallitto was hired at the "first step elementary principal" level, and will receive an annual salary of some $104,000.
District Adminstrative Team Complete
And now, with just of the new school year, the district's adminstrative team is complete.
Noonan and Gallitto will join new and new Principal , who were also hired by the school board over the summer.
And John Prato, who had been the principal at JMMS, will move over to take the reigns at Momauguin School after former Principal Joanne Manginelli resigned from her post this summer to take a new position in another district.
In addition to EHHS and Overbrook, the school board made several other appointments at Tuesday's special meeting.
- Social Worker at EHHS — Jennifer Penna
- Nurse at DC Moore School — Kerry Nizolek
- Science Teacher at JMMS — Kimberly Dupuis
- Family Resource Center Lead Teacher — Allison Dittman
The board also approved a new security company agreement for the high school with the Shelton-based for the 2012-13 school year.
Prior to approving that contract — which includes a 90-day trial as part of the agreement — the BOE rescinded its previous approval of Murphy Security Service for the position.
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