The Amity Region #5 Board of Education announced that Michael Nast will be joining the schools as the Interim Superintendent of Schools starting July 1, 2013. Dr. John Brady has served the district with distinction and will be retiring effective July 1, 2013.
Mr. Nast will lead the District while the Board searches for the best possible candidate to lead the District forward.
Mr. Nast is a consummate educator known for his stellar leadership in Stamford, CT. He served there for fifteen years in many responsible roles, the last six years as Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Nast began his education career as a science teacher and department chairman at Hillhouse High School in New Haven. He served as principal at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven for six years prior to moving to Stamford. Mr. Nast grew up in New Haven, and has strong roots in the local community. He continues his public service as a member of the New Haven Board of Education.
Mr. Nast successfully served as Amity’s interim superintendent on two previous occasions, during 2002 and 2004. During his previous service he worked effectively with the District’s students, parents, staff and administrators. He has also served as an interim superintendent at two other districts.
The Amity Board took this step of hiring Michael Nast as its interim superintendent following the most recent phase of its superintendent search. During the past school year, the Board has advertised, recruited, reviewed applications and conducted interviews. While the Board met with a number of qualified candidates, it has yet to find the right candidate to lead the District forward. The Board feels strongly that students, staff and families in Amity deserve the best educational leader for Amity. Therefore the decision was reached by the Board to continue the work with an Interim Superintendent, and to continue its search for a full time superintendent.
The Amity Board wishes to express appreciation and thanks to the many staff and community members for their support during the search process. We know you will welcome Mr. Nast as he joins us as Interim Superintendent and with his vast experience meets the district needs during this transition period.