Old Lyme, CT - LEARN announces Dr. Eileen Howley as the new Executive Director starting December, 2012.
Eileen Szczesiul Howley has been the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the West Hartford Public Schools since June, 2009 and brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to LEARN.
While in West Hartford, Dr. Howley helped shape a systemic approach to district and school development aligned with mission framework, revitalized the process of curriculum review, and created structures to address special education needs during a transitional implementation time to a cross-categorical model for children with special needs. She also developed the plan for the Common Core State Standards, and worked with teachers and leaders to begin the process of redesigning West Hartford’s system for educator evaluation and development. Prior to her time in West Hartford, Dr. Howley served as the Assistant Superintendent and Interim Superintendent of Farmington Public Schools.
LEARN, a Regional Educational Service Center (RESC), serves 25 school districts in southeastern Connecticut. Established in 1967 by local districts, LEARN is one of the six RESCs in the state.
LEARN welcomes Dr. Howley who will begin her leadership by working with schools, students, families, and community agencies to promote regional and statewide initiatives and collaboration while providing a framework, resources and support for districts to achieve their goals.