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About Our Superintendent and Asst. Superintendents

Superintendent Lisa Carter:

  Mrs. Carter has been an educator in Region 1 since 2002. Prior to becoming Superintendent, she held the positions of Assistant Superintendent from 2017-2020, Salisbury Central School Principal from 2011-2017 and Social Studies teacher at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) from 2002-2011. While teaching at Housatonic, she opened the relationship with the Shandong Experimental School in Jinan, China and introduced the Civic Life Project, a program that teaches civics through the production of short documentary films.

Prior to teaching, Carter worked for the U.S. State Department, where she helped write the curriculum for teaching Foreign Service Officers how to speak Mandarin Chinese. She also worked for Union Oil Company of California building their programs and relationships in China. Additionally, she worked as a general management consultant with the Hay Group, specializing in organizational effectiveness and management succession planning.

Ms. Carter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mandarin Chinese and a minor in Business from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and a second Master’s in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut
State University.

Assistant Superintendents Dr. Scott Fellows and Mrs. Jill Pace:

  Dr. Fellows has taught at HVRHS since graduating from the University of Connecticut's School of Education in 1989; he has been Chair of the Mathematics Department since 1995. In 2017, he was appointed to a one-year position as Academic Administrator to enact a leadership team at the high school, analyze data, and provide suggestions about how to increase academic press. Dr. Fellows has also served as an adjunct instructor in mathematics at Naugatuck Valley Community College and educational leadership at the University of Hartford.

In addition to his work in Region 1, Dr. Fellows currently sits on the Advisory Panel for the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Goodwin University. He is also on the Editorial panel for the Mathematics Teacher journal, leading to a presentation at the 2021 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference (held virtually) with Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn, of Tepper & Flynn Consulting, on peer observation in mathematics classrooms.

Dr. Fellows holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Mathematics from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University.

  Mrs. Pace has been an educator in Region 1 for more than fifteen years. She joined the faculty of Sharon Center School as a kindergarten teacher which led to her teaching English Language Arts (ELA) in fourth, fifth and sixth grade. Later she became Assistant to the Sharon Center School Principal. Combining her love of literature and technology, Mrs. Pace decided to pursue certification as a library media specialist.

Mrs. Pace began her career as a reading tutor at Northville Elementary School in New Milford, CT and taught fourth grade at Julia Ward Howe Academic Plus School in Philadelphia, PA. She has also served as Dean of Students at Batcheller Early Learning Center in Winchester, CTO. Outside of her work life, Mrs. Pace can be found cheering on her children, Audra and Ethan, alongside her husband Michael.

Mrs. Pace holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Boston University, a Master’s from the Literacy Specialist program at Teachers College- Columbia University and received a Sixth Year Certificate from Central Connecticut State University.