This is a press release.
The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), a statewide nonprofit educational administration organization which represents public school superintendents, assistant superintendents and other educational leaders across the state, is pleased to announce that Dr. Janet Robinson, the Superintendent of Stratford Public Schools, has been named Superintendent of the Year for 2014.
“Before the tragic events that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dr. Robinson had established herself as a very effective superintendent of the Newtown Public Schools. Then her leadership in the wake of the tragedy was a model for how Superintendents can and should lead,” Joseph Cirasuolo, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), said.
“We are pleased to bestow the honor of Superintendent of the Year upon Dr. Robinson and look forward to continuing our work with her as she leads Stratford Public Schools.”
Prior to joining Stratford Public Schools as Superintendent in June 2013, Dr.Robinson served five years as Superintendent of Newtown Public Schools and three years as Superintendent of Derby Schools. She is also the former Deputy Executive Director of Cooperative Educational Services in Trumbull.
“As superintendents, we do not do this work for accolades. You must have a passion about leading an organization that has student success as its mission and focus,” Dr. Janet Robinson, Superintendent, Stratford Public Schools, said.
“I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to lead a district and work with educators truly dedicated to student learning. We can’t do this work alone. It is about building teams that are constantly looking for improvement.”
In June 2013, Dr. Robinson was honored with the CAPSS Exemplary Leadership Award in recognition of her exemplary leadership as the Superintendent of Schools in Newtown in reaction to the tragic events of Dec. 14, 2012.
She is also the recipient of the Peace Islands Educator of the Year Award and the 2013 University of Connecticut Neag School of Education Outstanding School Superintendent Award. Dr. Robinson received the Western Connecticut State University President’s Award in May 2013 was also honored by the American Association of School Administrators earlier this year.
Dr. Robinson holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration of the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Cal State Long Beach.
About The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents:
The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), based in West Hartford, Conn., has been the voice of superintendents of schools in Connecticut for 106 years. The mission of the CAPSS is to lead the continuous improvement of public education for all students by advocating public policy for children and by developing and supporting executive school leaders. To learn more, visit www.capss.org.