Daniel Hand High School Principal Barbara Britton will retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, school officials announced Monday afternoon.
The position has been posted and applications are being accepted through the month of February, school officials say.
Madison Public School Superintendent Thomas Scarice praised Britton as a consumate professional who will be missed.
Madison Board of Education Chairman Debra Frey thanked Britton for her many years of service to the school system.
Barbara’s retirement will leave a tremendous void to fill at Daniel Hand High School," Frey said. "On behalf of the Madison Board of Education, I want to thank her for her years of service and the contribution she has made to the Madison Public Schools. I wish her only the best as she departs the district and enters this well-deserved chapter in her life."
Here is the full release from the Madison Public School System:
Madison, CT – Daniel Hand High School Principal, Barbara Britton, has rendered her intent to retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Mrs. Britton has been an integral part of the Daniel Hand High School staff since her arrival in August of 1990. She started her career with the Madison Public Schools as Science Coordinator at Daniel Hand High School. She took over a department of veteran teachers and immediately won their respect and cooperation. In four short years thereafter, her varied experience as a teacher, department head, curriculum writer and trainer of teachers, along with a style that encouraged support and cooperation, earned her the position of Assistant Principal in 1994. It was a natural progression to assume the role of Principal when the position became available in 2004. The impressive student achievement levels at Daniel Hand are the direct result of Mrs. Britton’s skilled administrative leadership, strategic instructional focus and effective professional collaboration among school staff. She will be missed.
Input from Superintendent
“This will be a big loss for the district. Barbara is the consummate professional. She brings so much to the position of principal. Her leadership, wisdom, and perhaps above all, her integrity, will leave a legacy for those that follow. I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with Barbara during my time in Madison.”
Input from BOE Chair
“Barbara’s retirement will leave a tremendous void to fill at Daniel Hand High School. On behalf of the Madison Board of Education, I want to thank her for her years of service and the contribution she has made to the Madison Public Schools. I wish her only the best as she departs the district and enters this well-deserved chapter in her life.”
The Daniel Hand High School Principal position has been posted. Applications are being received during the month of February. Interviews will be conducted during the month of March with the goal of naming a new principal sometime in the spring.
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