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Ram challenging Buckbee for 67th state house district

Ram challenging Buckbee for 67th state house district By Katrina Koerting Published 11:40 am EDT, Monday, June 1, 2020 Democrat Hilary Ram is running against Republican Bill Buckbee for the state House of
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👏👏👏 fantastic news!Ms. Alisha DiCorpo Named Superintendent for NMPS

At a Special Meeting on February 10th, the New Milford Board of Education named Interim Superintendent of Schools Ms. Alisha DiCorpo as Superintendent for New Milford Public Schools. Ms. DiCorpo is a seasoned educator with more than 20 years’ experience.

Ms. DiCorpo has served as Interim Superintendent of New Milford Public Schools since October 29, 2020 and Assistant Superintendent since June 2016. She came to New Milford from the Thomaston Public Schools. She worked from 2010- 2016 in a variety of roles including Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, as well as Principal and Assistant Principal. Prior to working in Thomaston, Ms. DiCorpo was the District Professional Development Coordinator for Watertown Public Schools. She has also spent time as a fourth and fifth grade teacher.

Since serving as Interim Superintendent of Schools, Ms. DiCorpo has led the district in
* budget preparation and development in collaboration with district and school administrators, the Board ofEducation, and the town;
* efforts to reopen K-5 schools to in-person learning scheduled for next month;
* the ongoing monitoring of COVID cases for students and employees, contact tracing efforts, and communicating with health officials and medical advisors; and
* improved communication with the New Milford community.

As Interim Superintendent, her many responsibilities included curriculum development, vetting, training and implementation. In 2020, she led extensive efforts in “reinventing school” after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of school buildings in March and pushed all learning remotely. She led the work for the district in developing a reentry plan to reopen schools in the hybrid model and collaboratively developed a distance learning plan and system of support for students, teachers, and families.

Members of the Board reviewed their desired characteristics in a superintendent looking for a strong leader able to be collaborative, creative, and, most importantly, committed to New Milford’s students and the community. The Board began its search for a permanent superintendent at the end of November. HYA Associates, the Board’s search firm, presented a list of qualified candidates to the Board which then worked diligently to examine each candidate with extensive interviews over the past two months. The finalists were vetted, and the Board supported Ms. DiCorpo as its top choice.

The Board believes Ms. DiCorpo has devoted a significant amount of dedication and energy working for the New Milford school district. Her enthusiasm and passion to New Milford’s students and schools is outstanding. Board of Education Chairperson, Mrs. Wendy Faulenbach, says “The Board is excited to move the district forward with creativity, continuity, and transparency. We recognize our charge in selecting a strong leader and we are committed to the success of the district under Ms. DiCorpo’s leadership.”

Ms. DiCorpo’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Education, Grades K-6, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, from Central Connecticut State University. She holds her sixth year degree and certification in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. In 2016, Ms. DiCorpo acquired her 093 certification for Superintendent of Schools from the NEAG School of Education at the University of Connecticut.

Superintendent DiCorpo says, “I am humbled, honored and grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead the New Milford Public School District, in the capacity of Superintendent of Schools and I am looking forward to continuing to work in partnership with our dedicated administrators, teachers, staff, Board of Education members, families, students, community and town agencies in order to help the district continue to grow and thrive.”
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