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New Assistant Principal at Darien High School Appointed

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The Darien public school district has appointed Adam Schoenbart, an instructional technology coach at Ossining High School in New York as an assistant principal at Darien High School. He replaces Michael Sullivan. Schoenbart has been instructional technology coach since 2015 and before that taught English at the Ossining, N.Y. high school. In 2016, the National School Board Association named him one of the “20 to Watch” education technology leaders. He was approved for the Darien position by the Board of Education in a special meeting on Friday, Aug.

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Eight New Administrators Recently Appointed for Darien Public Schools

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Two assistant principals and six academic department supervisors have been appointed over the past month by the Darien Board of Education, the town school district has announced. All will begin in late August in time for the new school year. Two other administrative positions remain to be filled. The department chairpersons are new to the district and are responsible for providing instructional leadership, supervision and articulation in specific content areas. In an announcement, the school district provided this information on the new administrators:

Kate Dimoulas, DHS Assistant Principal
Kate Dimoulas will join DHS as assistant principal, replacing Ellen Spark.

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School Board Member Praises Departing Human Resources Director

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Michael Cicchetti, the school district’s interim human resources director was praised at a recent school board meeting for his organization, broad and deep knowledge of his field and hard work. “Dr. Cicchetti, we cannot thank you enough for coming to our rescue at a time when we needed leadership and guidance,” Board of Education member Kathrine Stein said in a statement marking the conclusion of Cicchetti’s one-year term heading up the district’s personnel office. “You have put structures and procedures in place that will carry us forward for many years to come.” Cicchetti was one of several district administrators stepping down who were praised at the June 23 Board of Education meeting. Here is Stein’s prepared statement:

We knew we needed a director of human resources.