Stamford School Board Extends Superintendent's Contract For Another Year

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Winifred Hamilton, Stamford Public School's Superintendent, received a one-year extension on her contract. It will now run through to 2017.
Winifred Hamilton, Stamford Public School's Superintendent, received a one-year extension on her contract. It will now run through to 2017. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Board of Education approved a one-year extension of school Superintendent Winifred Hamilton’s current three-year contract at its meeting Tuesday night.

With the extension, her employment agreement as superintendent will now run through June 30, 2017.

Hamilton’s current contract, which was extended last year, had been effective through June 30, 2016. Three years is the contract limit for a superintendent in the state of Connecticut. 

“I fully support the extension of Dr. Hamilton’s contract.” Board of Education President Geoff Alswanger said in a press release. “We have faced, and will continue to face, challenges with regard to state mandates and testing, and I am confident that Dr. Hamilton will continue to guide the district to positive outcomes."

Hamilton said she was happy with the vote of confidence.
“I am delighted that the Board has expressed its confidence in me by extending my contract another year,” she said. “I look forward to our continued work together for the success of the Stamford Public Schools.”

Hamilton has worked in the district for more than four decades. She began as a physical education teacher at Dolan Middle School and also as a middle school assistant principal and principal.

Hamilton was promoted from deputy superintendent to acting superintendent in June 2011, interim superintendent in September 2011 and superintendent in June 2012. Joshua Starr was superintendent before her until taking a similar position in Montgomery County, Md. 

Hamilton was recently honored with the Thomas Steel Award, given by the Foodbank of Lower Fairfield County, for her work in supporting a food drive by the Stamford Public School District. Read about it here on the Daily Voice. 

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