Greetings to the Community of the Killingly Public Schools,
I am delighted to be a part of the Killingly Public School System and I look forward to working this year with our talented and caring faculty, many of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting already over the past few weeks.
When I was first granted the opportunity to interview for this position I was excited to have a chance to join the Killingly community. During the hiring process, I have had the opportunity to meet many of our teachers, board members and administrators. I have been impressed by the professionalism of these individuals and the genuine compassion all of the community exhibits towards the students of Killingly. We clearly have a wonderful learning community.
Naturally, many of you are curious to know more about the Assistant Superintendent who is joining your school community. In 1997, I completed my undergraduate work with certifications in chemistry and language arts, and began teaching in the downriver region of metropolitan Detroit. In June of 2002, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a graduate degree in Educational Leadership and I moved to Connecticut to join my fiancée and start a new life.
Since that move, I have taught English and facilitated the Afternoon High School program at Bristol Central High School, served as an Assistant Principal at East Hampton High School, and served as Principal at Putnam High School, The Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science, and The Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Middle and High schools.
On July 1st, I will begin my new position with Killingly Public Schools. I am passionate advocate of strong faculty development and I believe in a team approach, where we work together to accomplish what is best for our students and move forward together on this exciting journey to increase student achievement. It is an exciting time as we will be working as a community to both expand our rigorous curriculum and guarantee professional growth for all staff.
Ultimately, I would like our staff to view me as a resource to help them achieve the excellence we demand of our students and as someone who will help Killingly become an even stronger and more effective community of learners.
I am inspired by the prospect of the work before us and I look forward to engaging in the work with our community.
Paul M. Brenton