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Greenwich Superintendent of Schools is resigning

May 25, 2018 GMT

Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea is resigning her position, according to sources close to the matter.

She told school board members of her decision Thursday night and is expected to make an official announcement later today.

Greenwich’s 12th superintendent in 20 years, Gildea was hired by the district in March 2017 to replace interim Superintendent Sal Corda, who was brought on in the prior year after former Superintendent William McKersie left to take over the schools in Weston.

Prior to coming to Greenwich, she was superintendent of schools for Fremont School District 79 in Mundelein, Ill. She held that position for six years and was superintendent in another northern Illinois town for three years prior to that. Gildea spent an additional 19 years in education as an assistant superintendent, educational programs director, curriculum director, high school division administrator, elementary principal and middle and high school teacher.

Gildea was selected for the Greenwich job from a national candidate pool as part of a nine-month search process led by Ray and Associates. The school board interviewed seven superintendent candidates starting in February 2017.