Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea has announced that she will be departing Greenwich this summer due to her family’s unanticipated relocation to Utah.
The Greenwich Board of Education initiated recruitment efforts for an Interim Superintendent immediately following Superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea’s announcement that she will be leaving the Greenwich Public Schools later this year due to her family’s unanticipated relocation to Utah.
Dr. Gildea said, “I have been privileged with the charge of leading the Greenwich educational community in navigating both transactional and transformative work across exemplary schools. The work that has transpired here has been truly impressive, and I will carry the innovative programming forward. The focus on keeping students at the center of all we do is notable, and I’m honored to have served with such a committed and dedicated team of educators.
The highly effective, integrated community partnerships that bring in donations and best in class services, all within a solid balanced budget are just a few examples of the power of a dedicated staff and community. Though my time here in the district was shorter than I imagined, I look back with great pride and satisfaction knowing that we, together, have prepared students for their next steps. I remain grateful for and impressed with the work of our instructional and operational administrators, educators, and support staff. Their dedication and commitment to excellence is evident in all they do across the District.”
Dr. Gildea began as Superintendent of the Greenwich Public Schools in July 2017, and has overseen the implementation of later school start times for the District’s secondary schools, the development of a fifteen-year facilities master plan, the launch of the New Lebanon School building project, the implementation of the personalized learning math pilot, the acceptance of a $160 million budget, and the hiring and onboarding of the top operational leaders for the District.
Dr. Gildea will be available to provide transitional support throughout this period of time.
In addition, the search for a permanent Superintendent will begin without delay. Dr. Gildea will be available to provide support throughout the transition.