Kevin Walston appointed as interim school superintendent
Monday, June 28, 2021 Time: 12:44 PM
Press release via Danbury Public Schools.
Danbury Public Schools has named Kevin Walston as the interim superintendent until the Board appoints a successor superintendent or takes further action.
Walton has served as the district’s assistant superintendent for school and district development for the past three years. He began his educational career as a teacher before transitioning into building leadership positions with Global Partnership Schools, including as the principal of Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport. After serving next as the district-wide director of instructional leadership in the Waterbury Public Schools, Walston took on the role of assistant superintendent of administration in South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey, where his broad responsibilities include the oversight and evaluation of building principals.
Walston has made significant contributions to the district, including launching the “Portrait of a Graduate” initiative to ensure that all graduates of DPS are prepared for jobs, career or higher education.
Walston earned a Bachelor of Arts from City University of New York, Lehman College. He also has a master’s degree in School Administration and Supervision and a professional diploma in School District Administration from The College of New Rochelle.
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