New Milford superintendent resigns after one year
NEW MILFORD — The superintendent of schools announced Tuesday evening that she is resigning.
Kerry Parker, who has held the position for only a year, sent an email to families saying she was leaving to take a position with a school district in Colorado.
“I will always cherish my time here, as I have truly enjoyed getting to know the community and the supportive families,” she wrote.
Parker could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
She doesn’t say what the new position is in the email, only that the opportunity was presented this past week.
“I will miss the students, parents, and staff members I have had the pleasure of working with this past year,” she wrote. “I cannot thank you enough for the support you have provided me during my time in New Milford.”
The New Milford Board of Education named her as the superintendent in May 2019 before she was formally approved the following month. She was selected from a national pool of 26 applicants.
She came to the district from New Mexico, where she was assistant superintendent of human resources for the Clovis Municipal School District. She started her more than 35-year career in Texas and New Mexico as an English and theater teacher, which she continued in Colorado before becoming an administrator. She worked at two technical high schools in Connecticut from 2005 to 2011.
Parker has a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater, and earned a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in educational leadership.
“I appreciate your understanding and I wish you all the very best,” Parker wrote.