NEWTOWN, Conn. – The schools administrator tasked with opening up the new Sandy Hook School earlier this year was named Superintendent of the Year, according to the Connecticut Post.
Joseph Erardi received the honor, in part, because of his “quiet, confident” leadership, said Keith Alexander, Newtown school board president, according to the Post, which reported that the award was given by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents.
While receiving the award on Nov. 21, Erardi credited much of his career success to the school boards, leaders, administrators and teachers who have worked to make a difference in the lives of children, according to the Post.
Erardi joined the Newtown community about two years after six teachers and 20 first-grade students were shot to death in 2012 at the Sandy Hook School, according to the Post, which reported that Erardi encouraged the community to come together.
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