Waterford Board of Education Appoints Superintendent of Schools
The Waterford Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas Giard as its new superintendent of schools. Mr. Giard was selected following a four-month long search that included input from Waterford teachers, staff, parents, business leaders and community members.
Mr. Giard has been
serving as Assistant Superintendent in Meriden since 2012. He has been active in education since
1997. He began his career as a middle
school teacher in Columbia, Connecticut and Salem, Connecticut. His first leadership assignment was as an
Mr. Giard believes in educating the whole child. Consistent with that belief, he is committed to inspire, excite and motivate staff by investing in their personal and professional growth and believes an investment in the staff is an investment in the students.
Mr. Giard received his
The Waterford Board of Education would like to thank Dr. Joseph Wood and Dr. Carolyn Burke, from The New England School Development Council, for their excellent professional help throughout our search. NESDEC helped make a very challenging process proceed smoothly and finish ahead of schedule, and most importantly, we would especially like to thank them for finding us our new superintendent, Mr. Thomas Giard.
Jody-Marie Nazarchyk, Chair of the Waterford Board of Education stated: “The Waterford Board of Education is looking forward to a new school year working with our new Superintendent and we appreciate and value Mr. Giard’s statement that he will foster an environment where students and staff look forward to coming to school each day.”