WPS Superintendent Clouet Leaving to Take Same Position in the Tarrytowns
It appears White Plains Schools Superintendent Christopher Clouet will be leaving the district to take on the same job for the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns.
The unexpected news became public during a rash of e-mails on Friday morning.
In an e-mail broadcast Superintendent Clouet told colleagues at White Plains Public Schools he would be leaving the district once his position was formally secured in Tarrytown. That start date would be July 1, 2013. The e-mail noted the decision would be made public later in the day.
Clouet’s announcement was soon followed by an e-mail from the White Plains Board of Education saying it was aware Clouet had been selected as the finalist in the Tarrytown Board of Education search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The White Plains Board further said it understood that representatives from the Tarrytown Board would make a site visit to White Plains in early February.
At about the same time, another e-mail from the Tarrytown Board of Education said they had narrowed the field to one finalist, Clouet, who the release said would be in Tarrytown on February 13 to meet with staff, students and community members.
Beginning with 59 candidates, the Tarrytown board said they had narrowed the field to seven candidates and after extensive interviews had made the decision to select Clouet as the finalist.
Clouet has served as the superintendent of schools in White Plains since 2009.
White Plains Board of Education President Rosemarie Eller said: “Our Board appreciates Dr. Clouet’s service to White Plains and wishes him well in his future endeavors. Our Board is well aware of the excellent reputation of the White Plains educational system and we will work diligently to continue this tradition.”
After final arrangements have been made between Dr. Clouet and Tarrytown, the White Plains Board will announce its plans to find a replacement.