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Palmer Leads Weston's Top Salary List

WESTON, Conn. – Earning more than $230,000, Weston school Superintendent Colleen Palmer has become the top salary earner out of all municipal and Board of Education employees in town.

Board of Education Director of Finance and Operations Jo-Ann Keating sits just below Palmer in the No. 2 spot, making $172,705.

Of the Top 20 earners in town, many of the numbers are not set in stone. According to Keating, “The Board of Education determines salary increases for nonaffiliated staff members at the end of each fiscal year, and any salary adjustments are determined after a review of performance. An amount of $35,000 has been budgeted to fund estimated increments.” In other words, many of these salary earners could possibly earn more than listed below, at the end of the school year.

The staff members on the Board of Education dominated the list, leaving only two spots to town employees: Town Administrator Tom Landry, who takes home $127,232 to rank 14th, while Finance Director Rick Darling earns $115,403 to rank 19th.

The top earners for Board of Education and municipal employees are as follows:

  1. Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer - $232,000
  2. Director of Finance and Operations Jo-Ann Keating - $172,675
  3. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice -$171,619
  4. Weston High School Principal Lisa Wolak - $167,999
  5. Weston Middle School Principal Kenneth Craw - $159,862
  6. Weston Intermediate School Principal Patricia Falber - $153,974
  7. Hurlbutt Elementary School Principal Joanna Genovese - $153,974
  8. Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Lois Pernice - $150,532
  9. Director of Human Resources Lewis Brey - $150,503Weston
  10. Weston High School Assistant Principal Michael Marotto - $140,684
  11. Weston High School Assistant Principal Daniel Doak -$138,684
  12. Athletic Director Mark Berkowitz - $138,684
  13. Weston Middle School Assistant Principal Michael Bernardi - $130,875
  14. Town Administrator Thomas Landry - $127,232
  15. Weston Intermediate School Assistant Principal Jason Bluestein - $124,467
  16. Hurlbutt Elementary School Assistant Principal Doreen O’Leary - $122,388
  17. Director of Facilities Daniel Clark - $121,391
  18. Director of Technology Erik Haakonsen - $117,475
  19. Finance Director Rick Darling - $115,403
  20. Curriculum and Instructional Leader Alex Bluestein - $114,655

What do you think of the top salary earners in Weston? Let reporter Erin Lynch know at elynch@mainstreetconnect.us .

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