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William Tesbir appointed Director of Pupil and Family Services

William Tesbir appointed Director of Pupil and Family Services

William Tesbir

William Tesbir

 

Dr. Bryan Luizzi, New Canaan Public Schools Superintendent, is pleased to announce that William Tesbir will become the new Director of Pupil and Family Services. Mr. Tesbir is currently the Special Education administrator for the New Canaan High School, Launch Program, and Alternative High School program. He will be replacing Darlene Pianka as she transitions into her new role as Director of Human Resources on July 1, 2019.

 

“This position requires exceptional leadership skills, a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Pupil Services, a commitment to students, families, and staff, and an understanding of the community,” said Dr. Luizzi. “Bill brings those qualities and more to his new role, and he understands, appreciates and values the high standards necessary for this important work.” In making the announcement, Dr. Luizzi thanked the 20-member search committee, which consisted of members of the BOE, senior administrators, teachers and principals from all three school levels, and an NCHS parent.

 

Mr. Tesbir joined New Canaan in 1995 as a Speech-language pathologist for NCHS and remained in that position until his promotion to Special Education Administrator in 2016. As Director of Pupil and Family Services, Mr. Tesbir will be responsible for all aspects of the Pupil Services program including special education, the clinical team, guidance and support services and nursing services. Bill’s extensive knowledge of special education, his understanding of New Canaan’s schools and the community, and his unwavering commitment to helping every child grow and succeed provide an excellent foundation as he transitions to his new role on July 1, 2019.

 

“We were fortunate to have several strong candidates for this position. Bill distinguished himself throughout the process in several important ways, and we are confident that he will sustain the excellence of our programs while finding ways to continuously improve on behalf of our students, families, staff, and community,” said Dr. Luizzi.

 

Mr. Tesbir earned his BS in Education from the University of Vermont, his MS in Communications Disorders from SCSU, and an Educational Leadership 092 certification from Sacred Heart University. He will be receiving his Special Education Transition to Adulthood Certificate from UCONN in the Spring 2020.