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About Our Superintendent and Asst. Superintendent

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.


Asst. Superintendent Jeanine Rose:

On May 31, 2022, the Region 1 Board of Education appointed Dr. Jeanine M. Rose its new Assistant Superintendent of Schools.  Dr. Rose, a resident of Bloomfield, CT, had been the Interim K-12 Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction in the Suffield Public Schools. Prior to that, she served for seven years as a Suffield's Grades 6-12 Humanities Curriculum Coach.

Dr. Rose began her career teaching English at Rockville, High School in Vernon, CT.  After a year in Rockville, she spent eight years teaching Language Arts in the
Suffield Middle School.  In 2008, Rose joined the staff at Suffield High School as an English teacher, a role she held until he was named Curriculum Coach in 2015.

Dr. Rose impressed the 15-member search committee with her passion for supporting teachers in professional development, knowledge of resources to support student learning, and the importance she placed on making data-informed decisions. Rose earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from U Conn and her Master of Arts in English Literature and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University.