Superintendent of Schools Dr. Colleen Palmer has announced her retirement, effective August 1.
She has been an educator for 35 years, and a superintendent for 15. She was hired by Westport in 2016.
Board of Education chair Mark Mathias thanked Dr. Palmer for “her many contributions to the Westport Public Schools.”
He added, “She has worked tirelessly on behalf of our students through a challenging time for our community. Her priority throughout has been the growth and success of each child. Her commitment to continual improvement will guide our work for years to come.
“We know that Dr. Palmer will continue her dedicated work on behalf of the Westport school community during her remaining time as superintendent and we wish her all the best for the future. We appreciate Dr. Palmer giving appropriate notice so that the board can assure that the work of the district proceeds without interruption.”
At Monday’s Board of Ed meeting, members will begin the search for a new superintendent.