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Fairfield Names 4 New Elementary School Principals

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Four Fairfield elementary schools found their new principals this week.

Superintendent David Title announced his choices to take over at Burr, Dwight, Holland Hill and Stratfield schools next fall.

“The scrutiny each applicant undergoes is intense as those involved in the process can attest,” Title wrote in his blog Friday. “In the end, however, the decision is mine and I am accountable for it. I am very excited for the four new elementary principals we are bringing on board as of July 1.”

Jason Bluestein was chosen to lead Burr School in 2012-2013. Bluestein currently is Weston Intermediate School’s assistant principal. He also worked as an assistant principal in Southbury before that. Bluestein also worked in Fairfield before, having taught eighth-grade English at Fairfield Woods Middle School.

Scott Bannon will take over at Dwight School . Bannon currently is the interim principal at New Fairfield Middle School; he had been the assistant principal at Meeting House School until taking his current job in February. Bannon also has previous ties to Fairfield. He was an instructional improvement teacher and taught grades three and five at McKinley before leaving in 2009.

Laura Cretella is the new principal at Holland Hill School . She will move there from McKinley, where she currently is an instructional improvement teacher. She also taught elementary students previously at Burr School and in Darien.

Elizabeth McGoey is the new leader at Stratfield School . She is the only one of the four who has not worked in Fairfield before. She has been the principal of Nichols Middle School in Stratford since 2006. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal in Norwalk and Dayville, and a fourth-grade teacher.

Six of Fairfield’s 11 elementary schools will have new principals next year. Dwight Principal Brenda Anziano and Holland Hill Principal Frank Arnone previously were chosen to take over at Riverfield and Osborn Hill, respectively. All changes are slated to take effect July 1.

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