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Julie Droller Appointed Principal of Hindley School After Nearly a School Year as Interim Principal

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Julie Droller, named interim principal of Hindley School last August, now has been appointed principal by the Darien Board of Education. Last August, Droller was hired to fill the position after former Principal DJ Collela was put on leave. Collela would be on leave for “the beginning of the 2018-19 school year,” Interim Superintendent Elliott Landon said in a Aug. 17 letter to parents of Hindley students. On Tuesday morning, Landon announced the appointment, made Monday night at a special Board of Education meeting.

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What to Look for in Next Schools Superintendent: Public Invited to Take Survey, Attend October Meetings

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In looking for Darien’s next superintendent of schools, the Board of Education says it wants to hear from Darien residents and school district staff, so the board announced an online survey available for anyone to fill out by Oct. 26 and “focus groups” (meetings) available to town residents on two dates in October. Here’s the board’s announcement, followed by the full text of the survey:

The Darien Board of Education has hired School Leadership, LLC to assist it in the search process for a new superintendent of schools. It is the intention of the Board of Education to have this process completed so that a permanent superintendent is in place for the start of the new school year on July 1, 2019. Dr. Elliott Landon currently serves as interim superintendent of schools.