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Susan L. Austin, Superintendent of Schools




A teacher at heart and an accomplished, visionary educational leader for the past forty years, Susan Austin became Groton Public Schools (GPS) Superintendent on January 1, 2021. Her role as Assistant Superintendent of GPS since 2014, along with my many years of high quality experience as an educator and educational leader, have prepared her to carry forth the vision, mission, and goals of the Board of Education.

 “I am excited and ready to lead Groton Pubic Schools as Superintendent and promise continuity, consistency, and accelerated growth for students and commitment and dedication to the students, families and community of Groton,” she said.

According to Ms. Austin, the number one objective for Groton Schools is sustainability and continuity, with a leader who fully understands the complexity of the district and the Groton 2020 plan; ultimately focused on excellence, equity, and efficiency. 

As the daughter of a navy veteran she also brings a unique perspective to the military community. Her own Father was stationed in Groton the late 70’s as CO of Subschool and a squadron commander. “Being in Groton is a little like coming home and I understand the unique challenges and successes our military children and their families face.”