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James A. Connelly Named Interim Superintendent of Schools Amity Regional School District No. 5

      The Amity Regional School Board of Education has appointed James A. Connelly as Interim Superintendent effective July 1, 2018.  Mr. Connelly will serve until a permanent superintendent is appointed later this fall according to Christopher Browe, Amity Board of Education chair.  Mr. Connelly has served as an interim superintendent in 9 school districts in Connecticut since retiring as Superintendent of Schools in Bridgeport.  His most recent assignment was in Stamford, and his past experience includes Woodbridge.  He also works with the New England School Development Council as an education consultant specializing in executive searches.  He has conducted more than 30 searches for superintendents and other school administrators.  Connelly holds a Master of Arts degree and Professional Diploma of Advanced Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

            Mr. Connelly indicated that he is looking forward to bringing continuity and stability to Amity as the District searches for a new superintendent after the resignation of Dr. Charles Dumais.  He said, “Amity is a highly regarded and well resourced district.  I look forward to being an active part of the community as we facilitate and implement the initiatives and programs of the Board of Education and staff during my role as a bridge between Dr. Dumais and the new superintendent who is selected.”