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Stamford Board of Education Announces Search Firm For New Superintendent

Stamford Superintendent of Schools Winifred Hamilton
Stamford Superintendent of Schools Winifred Hamilton Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Board of Education announced Thursday it has hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to conduct its search for a superintendent.

Current Superintendent Winifred Hamilton is retiring Dec. 31, after serving the district as an educator, coach, administrator and superintendent for 46 years.

“Hiring the right leader for Stamford is the most critical responsibility of the BOE,” said its president, Jackie Heftman. “The BOE is confident that HYA has the experience and track record of success to identify and place a strong, long-term leader in Stamford. We are committed to working with HYA to ensure the opinions of all our stakeholders are considered in choosing the district’s next leader.”

The board is working with the search firm to set up focus groups with school staff, parents, students, elected officials and community members to identify the leadership qualities these constituents feel are most important in an effective superintendent. Focus groups are tentatively set for Oct. 27-29, and Nov. 2 and 4. Details regarding the location and time of the focus groups will be announced in the coming week.

A survey will also be made available to all members of the community regarding the qualities of the superintendent on the district's website from Friday, Oct. 23 through Monday, Nov. 9.

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