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East Haddam Hires Interim Superintendent for 2012-2013 School Year

The East Haddam Board of Education hires Mary Beth Iacobelli of Berlin as the school district’s Interim Superintendent of Schools. The search for a new superintendent has not yet begun.

Dr. Mary Beth Iacobelli of Berlin, CT has been hired by the East Haddam Board of Education as an Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. Dr. Iacobelli has been serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the New Britain School District for the past three years. 

Her educational experiences also include serving as an elementary and middle school teacher, as a special education teacher, Special Education Department Chair, Middle School Assistant Principal, and as an Elementary Principal. 

Dr. Iacobelli received her Doctorate in Education Leadership as well as her 6th Year Degree from Central Connecticut State University where in 2010, she was honored with the Outstanding CCSU Alumni Leadership award. 

She also has an M.S. in Educational Computing from the University of Hartford, an M.S. in Learning Disabilities, and a B.S. in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University.

Dr. Ellen Solek that she would be leaving as East Haddam Superintendent and moving to a new position as the Superintendent of the school district of Bristol. 

Information provided from a Press Release by Nancy J. Haslam, Chair of the East Haddam Board of Education.

save our schools July 04, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Thank you Nancy J. Haslam and the East Haddam Board of Education. Dr. Mary Beth Iacobelli offers many credentials, particularly regarding special education. But I have a question. Is this the same Dr. Mary Beth Iacobelli that was a defendant in the in the very sad case of a boy who committed suicide because of being bullied at the Washington Middle School in Meriden while she was the Assistant Principal the gatekeeper to the boy's safety? Daniel Scruggs took his own life on January 2,2002. He was diagnosed and was receiving services from the district for his learning disabilities but his true struggle was being bullied by his classmates at school until the point of no return. His mother a woman of modest means struggled with the school and Dr. Iacobelli to get him the help he needed. Dr. Iacobelli failed recognize that Daniel was being bullied and failed to save his life. East Haddam Board of Education was this the best candidate for the job? Thankfully this is an interim position, parents of East Haddam school aged children, get active and demand that the BoE act responsible and create a steering committee of community members and to hire qualified professional consultants to help us locate a competent and responsible Superintendent. Something that was not done with the hiring of Dr. Iacobelli. Save our schools!
Rob Kosienski November 01, 2012 at 05:39 AM
The writer is offering slanderous comments. There is nothing that can be verified. It was also known that the student mentioned suffered much more than allegedly being bullied. Please, take down this post. It's very offensive and slanderous. -A friend to all.

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