Gordon Beinstein to Represent CT in the NASSP National Principal of the Year

Interim Superintendent Ralph Mayo, BOE chair Peter Bernstein, Western Middle School Principal Gordon Beinstein and Deputy Superintendent Ann Carabillo. April 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

On Thursday night at the Board of Education meeting, Deputy Superintendent Ann Carabillo introduced Western Middle School Principal Gordon Beinstein, the 2019 Connecticut Public Schools Middle School Principal of the Year, to a round of applause.

He was chosen by a dedicated group of administrators. “As you know, over the years, he has really built a passionate community of teachers and students, “she said.

“Just today we learned Mr. Beinstein has been selected to represent Connecticut in the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals (NASSP) National Principal of the Year,” she said to an even louder round of applause.


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Carabillo said that as Connecticut’s representative, Beinstein will travel to Washington DC in the fall to participate in the National Association of Secondary Principals Institute.

Carabillo read a quote from the Connecticut Association of Schools executive director who said, ‘We are proud to have such an accomplished administrator representing Connecticut in this prestigious program.’

The crowd laughed when Carabillo joked that she had spoken to Mr. Bernstein’s father earlier in the evening, and warned him, “It’s going to be very difficult to talk about Gordon because, you know, he’s not very personable, he doesn’t love his job, he doesn’t love his community, he doesn’t love his teachers or his children.”

Interim Superintendent Ralph Mayo, BOE chair Peter Bernstein, Western Middle School Principal Gordon Beinstein and Deputy Superintendent Ann Carabillo. Apri 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Interim Superintendent Ralph Mayo, BOE chair Peter Bernstein, Western Middle School Principal Gordon Beinstein and Deputy Superintendent Ann Carabillo. April 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

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