Deputy Superintendent EllenFlanagan has announced her intention to leave her position effective August 1, 2016. According to a statement released from Kim Eves on Monday afternoon, Flanagan intends to “Pursue other career opportunities that have become available.”
Flanagan, a 39 year veteran educator has been an administrator in Greenwich Schools for 17 years, as Principal at Glenville School from 1999-2005, as Director of Human Resources 2005-2008, and as Deputy Superintendent 2008-2016.
In the statement, Flanagan said she has loved working in Greenwich Schools, and that her decision was a difficult one.
“I have decided to focus on pursuing new career opportunities that have become available, roles which will provide me new and exciting challenges and greater flexibility with my personal time,” she said in the statement.
According to the statement, Flanagan’s legacy includes putting in place teaching and management strategies that have contributed to improved student achievement. “In many cases these strategies were pioneering approaches that now serve as models throughout the state. Most notable is the GPS TEacher Evaluation and Professional Learning (TEPL) plan.”
Last week, longtime principal at Parkway School Patricia Allen announced her resignation in order to take a position in a laboratory k-6 school at Smith College in Massachusetts.