Palmer announces resignation as schools superintendent

March 14, 2019

WESTPORT — Superintendent Colleen Palmer announced her resignation from Westport Public Schools in a note to parents.

“The Westport Board of Education has been notified of Dr. Palmer’s intent to retire on August 1, 2019,” Board of Education Chair (BOE) Mark Mathias wrote in the letter to Westport to families of Westport students.

Palmer’s resignation comes only two years after she began as Westport’s schools superintendent after leaving her position as Weston superintendent.

“I wish to thank Dr. Palmer for her many contributions to the Westport Public Schools as Superintendent since 2016. Dr. Palmer has worked tirelessly on behalf of our students through a challenging time for our community,” Mathias wrote, noting in an interview with Westport News following the announcement that the BOE will form a search committee for Westport’s next Superintendent on Monday.

Mathias added the BOE will likely name an interim superintendent, though none has been secured at this point.

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