On June 23, at the last Board of Education meeting, the board heard statements from other board members and people in the community praising and giving a farewell to various officials who were stepping down at the end of the school year. Darienite.com is publishing several of the statements. Here’s the first. Board of Education member Michael Burke gave this statement about Lynne B. Pierson, who stepped down as interim superintendent of schools:
Dr. Lynne B. Pierson, a graduate of Hammod High School, with a BS [bachelor of science degree] in special education from Indiana University, and a masters [degree] in special education, also from Indiana University, earned her doctorate in education from Loyola University of Chicago before becoming a participant in the educational policy fellowship sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington D.C.
In her distinguished career before coming to Darien, she has led and improved school systems as near as Weston and as distant as Saudi Arabia. My first interaction with Dr. Pierson came not as a board member but as a parent. My wife and others were involved in organizing the Fifth Grade Picnic at Holmes last year.