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Dr. Philip Piazza, Groton Public School’s Assistant Superintendent of Schools, has been an educator at all levels, most recently as Principal of an elementary school; taking on the position so that he would have a solid understanding of students at all levels, as well as curriculum, instruction, and assessment PK-12. He was a middle school principal for over a decade and was involved in the North Haven Middle School building project. He also was an English teacher and was an administrator at the high school level. He continues to teach as an adjunct at Southern Connecticut State University.

He believes that “great leadership is informed by commitments to relationships, collaboration, consistency, clarity, and equity. I feel my greatest strength is in building and maintaining relationships. On a daily basis, I work to build sincere connections with students, teachers/staff, and parents/community. I believe all students and staff have the right to be appreciated and be a vital member of the school. Our actions to appreciate others and look for their best qualities extend and multiply, making for a positive school culture and community.”

He is a strong education professional with a Bachelor of Arts focused in English from the University of Rochester, a Master’s of English, 6th Year in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy form Southern Connecticut State University.