New Milford names new school administrators
New Milford has appointed several new school administrators.
Kevin Best was named New Milford High School’s assistant principal after serving the past three years as the schools mathematics department chair. He also taught Advanced Placement statistics and served as the adult education program evaluator for the past two years. Prior to coming to New Milford, Best worked in the Danbury Public Schools for 18 years.
He has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Bridgeport and 6th year certification from UConn. He’s also certified in educational administration and supervision.
Catherine Calabrese will be an assistant principal for Northville Elementary School and Schaghticoke Middle School. She’s taught elementary school in Watertown, Southbury and New Britain.
Calabrese attended Central Connecticut State University, where she earned her undergradutate degree in mathematics-science-geography with a concentration in elementary education, as well as a master’s degree and 6th year degree in educational leadership. She’s also certified as an intermediate administrator/supervisor.
Deborah Clark was named Special Education Supervisor PK-5, a position that was added this year. She’s worked in the district for New Milford Public Schools since 2001, where she served as a district-wide special education teacher coordinating the inclusive special education preschool program, as well as serving as the liaison for the Birth to Three programs. She has been Sarah Noble’s special education department chair since 2015.
Clark attended Southern Connecticut State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in special education and master’s in early childhood special education, as well as her 6th year degree in educational leadership. She is also certified as an intermediate administrator/supervisor.
Brandon Rush was named the district’s director of technology for the district. He comes to New Milford from the New Canaan Public Schools where he served as a network systems manager. He previously worked at Post University as a systems technician.
Rush earned a bachelor’s degree from Pace University and is working on his master’s degree. He has various technical certifications.