NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan High School faculty member Steven R. Bedard has been appointed acting assistant principal of the high school for the 2014-15 academic year, the New Canaan Public Schools announced.
Bedard will begin his new position at New Canaan High School on July 1. He replaces current assistant principal Veronica LeDuc, who will become acting principal on the same day.
Bedard has assumed multiple roles at New Canaan High School, including health and physical education teacher and has been the head boys track and field coach since 2004. He also serves as a class adviser and is the director of Alternative Learning Programs. He is also certified as a TEAM Mentor and TEAM Reviewer.
He earned a bachelor of science in physical education and an additional 18 graduate credits in school counseling from Syracuse University. In 2010, he received a master's of education in educational leadership from the University of New England in Portland, Maine. In 2014, he was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Leadership, Ethics and Change.
Bryan Luizzi expressed his support for Bedard in his new role. “Steve's depth of experience working with students, parents, and faculty, coupled with his unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes to help each student succeed, provide an excellent foundation for his transition into this new, expanded role,” Luizzi said.
Luizzi, the principal of New Canaan High School, has been appointed the interim superintendent of the New Canaan Public Schools. He will take over that position on July 1 upon the retirement of the current superintendent, Mary Kolek.