Bethel High School Principal Pat Cosentino has been chosen as the new superintendent for Region 12.

The Region 12 Board of Education voted 10 to 2 Monday to extend an offer to Dr. Cosentino. The 52-year-old Bethel resident was selected from among seven candidates.

"She will be joining us in July," said board member Valerie Andersen. "We're very pleased. She's someone who will be a good match for the region. I'm going to miss Dr. Storm but I welcome Dr. Cosentino and look forward to working with her."

Dr. Cosentino has a Doctorate in Instructional Education from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. She has been principal in Bethel, first as principal at the elementary school then at Bethel High School, since 2001.

Susan Tuz