The Region One Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Fellows and Ms. Jill Pace as the team to fill the Interim Assistant Superintendent position for .6 of their time, with .4 of their time devoted to responsibilities in their respective schools.
The Assistant Superintendent Search Committee, composed of all members of the Region One Board of Education and the All Board Chairs Committee along with incoming Interim Superintendent Lisa Carter, determined that it was best to consider internal qualified candidates who could leverage understanding of the Region One school system and therefore be immediately effective in continuing curriculum and professional learning support. The teaming of Dr. Fellows and Ms. Pace will be effective in serving all grades throughout the Region during a time that will continue to present complex challenges to all educators. Dr. Fellows will support the curriculum and professional learning needs for Housatonic Valley Regional High School as well as for the Pre-K -12 math teachers, and Ms. Pace will do the same for the six Region One Pre-K-8 schools.
Located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, Region One is composed of the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, and Sharon. Approximately 13,000 people live in the region’s 275 square miles, and it has comparatively little industry. Citizens of the towns that make up the region pursue a wide variety of occupations including farming, financial, legal, and academic pursuits. Service occupations dominate the economy of the area. Health care facilities include a hospital and several nursing establishments. Only small town shopping facilities are within the area, with large centers within reasonable driving distance.
The region contains seven independent schools: six for grades K-8 (four of which carry a Pre-K program) and one for grades 9-12. There are several daycare and nursery school centers. Thus, education is a substantial part of the local economy. Due to the area’s attractive terrain and rural character, there are many second-home owners and retired or semi-retired people who live in the region all or part of the time. As a result of computer technology that allows for work to be done in residence, there is a trend among many of the second-home owners to relocate their primary residence to the region. While the setting is rural, there exists among the residents a considerable degree of sophistication, a high interest in education, and an outstanding awareness of the importance of the arts and humanities