Messages from the Superintendent:


August 3, 2017


Good afternoon,

Last night, at a special meeting of the Avon Board of Education, it was unanimously agreed to extend to Dr. JeanAnn C. Paddyfote the position as Interim Superintendent and Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr. the position as consultant to facilitate the search for Avon Public Schools’ next superintendent.  

Dr. JeanAnn Paddyfote has spent the last 36 years at the New Milford Public School system where she undertook the duties of Director of Pupil Personnel & Special Services; Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and recently ended her long tenure in New Milford as the Superintendent of Schools.  Dr. Paddyfote has also served in the Cromwell and East Haven Public Schools as well as Duval County in Jacksonville, FL.

Dr. Joseph Erardi was recognized as CT’s 2017 Superintendent of the Year as well as CCSU’s 2017 Administrator of the Year.  As superintendent, Dr. Erardi was instrumental in helping Newtown Public Schools recover from the tragic, devastating massacre in 2012.  Prior to his work in Newtown, Dr. Erardi also served as superintendent in Southington, Watertown and Bolton, CT. 

We thank both Dr. Paddyfote and Dr. Erardi for their help during this transitional time.

Enjoy the rest of your summer,
Avon Board of Education 



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