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William D. Egan Appointed Next Principal of New Canaan High School

Mr. William D. Egan, next Principal of NCHS. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi is pleased to announce the appointment of William D. Egan as the next principal of New Canaan High School effective July 1, 2015. 

After an extensive search process that included a committee of highly-respected teachers, parents, Board members and administrators; enthusiastic focus groups comprised of faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members; a leadership profile survey distributed online to all members of the NCHS and greater community; three rounds of highly qualified candidate interviews; Mr. Egan emerged as the outstanding choice to lead New Canaan High School. 

Dr. Luizzi is most appreciative of the contributions and dedication of the search committee members and would like to publicly acknowledge and thank: Jennifer Richardson and Sheri West, Board of Education members; Gary Kass, Director of Human Resources; Jill Correnty, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Darlene Pianka, Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel; Alan Sneath, Director of Visual and Performing Arts; Jay Egan, K-12 Wellness Coordinator/Athletic Director; Lizette D’Amico, K-12 ELL/World Languages Coordinator; Larry Sullivan, NCHS Assistant Principal; Christian Dockum, NCHS Science Department Chair; Bob Stevenson, NCHS Social Studies Department Chair; Cynthia Rivera, NCHS Guidance Department Chair; Evan Remley, NCHS English Teacher; Chris Tournas, NCHS Math Teacher; Donna Sapienza, NCHS Family and Consumer Science Teacher; Sandy Warkentin, NCHS School Psychologist; Vivian Birdsall, NCEA President; Stephanie Kushner and Jennifer Essigs, NCHS parents. Their outstanding commitment to the New Canaan Public Schools was instrumental in helping identify William Egan as the next principal of New Canaan High School. 

Since 2009, Mr. Egan has served as principal at Wamogo Regional High School, the 7-12 Middle/High School of Region 6 Public Schools located in Litchfield, Connecticut. Wamogo is one of two high schools in Connecticut, and fifty-one nationally, to be recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Wamogo Middle School is currently the only school in Connecticut to be named a Spotlight School by the New England League of Middle Schools for 2014-2017. Prior to his administrative position at Wamogo, Mr. Egan served as an Assistant Principal at Brookfield High School and Dean of Students at Norwalk High School. His teaching experience includes high school level Business, middle school level Language Arts, and Math.

Mr. Egan demonstrated the attributes the New Canaan High School community sought - his outstanding leadership abilities as an innovative and intuitive leader of staff and students; dedication to the concept and practice of positive school culture and core values; understanding of the value parents as partners bring to the educational experience; expertise as an instructional leader with a deep understanding of current standards and assessment processes; experience with the implementation of technology into curriculum as a tool and resource.

Dr. Luizzi would also like to thank Dr. Veronica LeDuc for her excellent work this year as Acting Principal of NCHS.  Her outstanding efforts on behalf of students, staff, and the community have made a positive difference throughout her tenure, and we thank Dr. LeDuc for all that she has done, and will continue to do, as an administrator and educational leader at NCHS.

Opportunities for faculty, staff, students, parents and members of the community to meet and welcome Mr. Egan to the New Canaan community will be announced in the near future.