NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Veronica LeDuc has been chosen to serve as acting principal at New Canaan High School for the 2014-15 school year, the school district announced in a statement.
LeDuc, co-chairman of the school district’s Crisis Advisory Board, will begin her new role at New Canaan High on July 1. She is taking over from current Principal Bryan Luizzi, who will become interim schools superintendent upon the retirement of Superintendent Mary Kolek.
A search committee of high school and district administrators, high school staff, Board of Education members and high school parent representatives chose LeDuc.
“The search committee was very impressed by Dr. LeDuc’s extensive experience and expertise, her professionalism and her commitment to students and staff," said Gary Kass, director of human resources for the school district. "Additionally, Veronica has served enthusiastically as a co-chairman of the district’s Crisis Advisory Board.”
As an educator, LeDuc has acquired all of her professional experience in Connecticut.
She came to New Canaan from Brookfield, where she taught chemistry, physics and science at Brookfield High School. Before that, she served as principal and assistant principal at Torrington High School and as an assistant principal at Thomaston High School. She was also a teacher at Thomaston High School and Notre Dame Academy in Waterbury.
LeDuc earned her doctor of education in organizational leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University. Her background includes a sixth-year certificate in administration and supervision from Southern Connecticut University, a master's of science degree from Central Connecticut State University, and a bachelor of arts degree from Regis College in Weston, Mass.