WESTON, Conn. – Weston Public Schools Colleen Palmer has been named Superintendent of the Year for 2016, according to the The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents.
“It is a distinguished honor to be named as Connecticut’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year, but I share this recognition with all superintendents in the state who work tirelessly to advocate on behalf of quality education for every student,” Palmer said in a press release.
Palmer is now a finalist for the job of superintendent in neighboring Westport.
Under Palmer’s guidance, Weston High School was named the top Connecticut high school in 2015, and ranked 47th nationally by Newsweek.
Prior to joining Weston Public Schools as superintendent in 2011, Palmer served three years as superintendent of Monroe Public Schools and four years as deputy executive director of the Capitol Region Education Council.
“Colleen serves as a wonderful example for Connecticut’s superintendents,” said Joseph Cirasuolo, executive director of the superintendent's association. “Her continued success in education is a testament to her dedication to the improvement of public education for all students.”
Palmer also serves on a number of boards and committees throughout the state, and has been widely recognized for her work in education, the association said.
In Weston, Palmer has implemented a systematic approach to blended and personalized learning, as well as provided oversight for a partnership with Columbia University, Teachers College, designed to provide students with a global framework for readiness and achievement, the association said.
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