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Office of the Superintendent

Overview of Responsibilities

Superintendent - Lisa Carter
Executive Secretary - Tina Bunce

The Region 1 Central Office, also known as Regional Schools Services Center (RSSC), provides cost effective and required services to each of the seven schools and seven boards of education (BOE) within the region. The elementary schools of Region One: Lee H. Kellogg, Cornwall Consolidated, Kent Center, North Canaan Elementary, Salisbury Central, and Sharon Center are autonomous, but are joined in a consortium to ensure that all students have quality education and the same experiences and opportunities before entering Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). The high school, grades 9-12 and the six K-8 schools share services such as special education, curriculum development, professional development, teacher evaluation, personnel services, testing, and general administration.

The seven school boards employ a Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent/s to lead and manage the school district. The Superintendent is an ex-officio, nonvoting, member of the School Board and serves as the chief executive officer of the Board, along with each of the Boards of Education of the member towns within the Regional School District 1. The superintendent provides indirect and direct assistance to each of the Boards covered in the Joint Employment Agreement.

The Superintendent ensures that Board policies and federal and state laws and regulations are adhered to throughout the district. In harmony with the policies of the Board of Education, and federal and state laws and regulations, the Superintendent has executive authority over the school system and the responsibility for its supervision.

Asst. Superintendent - Dr. Jeanine Rose
Administrative Assistant – Gale Caruso

The Assistant Superintendent is responsible for managing and coordinating the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development in the schools across the seven districts in Region 1. The position provides the system oversight, consistency, and vision for most of the activities related to teaching and learning processes and facilitates implementation of the district’s mission and goals, as established by each school's Strategic Plan for School Improvement. The Assistant Superintendent helps ensure that districts meet their goals.

The Assistant Superintendent meets regularly with the Superintendent to plan programs. Decisions and recommendations are focused on the overall operation of the school system centered on increasing student achievement. The Assistant Superintendent monitors and evaluates whether school programs are meeting the goals that have been established by the Superintendent, RSSC/Central Office, Building Administrators (School Principals), and the Boards of Education.