Rumors circulating around the White Plains School District that retired School Superintendent Timothy Connors would return for the interim as a replacement is found when Christopher Clouet leaves the position on June 30, were confirmed today in an e-mail from the Board of Education.
The communication explained the Board intends to appoint Connors as Interim Superintendent of Schools beginning July 1, 2013 at its next Regular Board Meeting on April 8th.
“Until then, it is anticipated that Mr. Connors will serve as a consultant on a periodic basis to assist the district. He returns to White Plains after retiring in 2009 from a seven-year term as Superintendent,” the e-mail stated.
Board President Rosemarie Eller said, “We are confident that Mr. Connors is the right choice to ensure continuity and stability and move the district forward in this transition period. He is a dynamic leader who offers experience, enthusiasm and has demonstrated his ability to work effectively within this school district and the wider community.”
Eller had previously explained the board did not want to rush into a search and decision for a new superintendent and explained that when Connors begins, the Board will then turn to the process of initiating a nationwide search for a permanent superintendent.
The e-mail further said Mr. Connors had a distinguished career in public school administration before coming to White Plains in 2002. He had been Superintendent in Danbury, Conn., Bloomington, Minn., and Woonsocket, R.I. He did his undergraduate work at Springfield College in Massachusetts and has a Master’s Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Harvard. He also participated in the Urban Superintendents Program at Harvard.
Christopher Clouet’s first day as the Superintendent of Schools for the Tarrytowns is July 1, 2013.