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We’ve Got #1. Twice.

It’s a fantastic honor for an educator to be named Connecticut’s Best of the Year.

It’s almost unheard of for 2 from the same district to earn those honors in the same year.

But that happened last night. Dr. Elliott Landon was feted as Superintendent of the Year, and John Dodig was cited as High School Principal of the Year. The awards were presented by the Connecticut PTA.

A large crowd of fellow educators and Board of Education members was on hand in Milford for the twin honors — perhaps a first in Connecticut history.

Both men praised the town, school system and PTAs for their roles in the awards.

It takes a village to raise a child — but a village also needs leaders. How nice that the Connecticut PTA has recognized ours.

First Selectman Jim Marpe, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Elliott Landon and Staples High School principal John Dodig at last night’s dinner. (Photo/Jim Honeycutt)

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