Former Superintendent Lynn McMullin left Orange for the same title in Litchfield.
Michael Nast was good enough to come in on an interim basis until a replacement could be found and the Board of Education hired Vince Scarpetti, a Milford Middle School Principal to replace McMullin.
At the time, it had been said that Colleen Murray, Orange’s Director of Curriculum & Instruction was yearning for a superintendent’s job of her own after dedicating more than half her life to educating children and giving so much to Orange over the years as a school principal, then as McMullin’s right hand person during her tenure.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, Murray enthusiastically accepted the superintendent’s position in the town of Bethany.
The Bethany Board of Ed was impressed by Murray’s vast experience in the education field. • 20 years as an elementary school teacher in Milford • dean of students in the Monroe School District • assistant principal and later served as a school principal for ten years in the Trumbull school district • Orange school district as principal of Turkey Hill School and then Director of Curriculum & Instruction.
At least two Bethany board members said Murray was their first choice of the six applicants they interviewed from a pool of 17.
At Thursday’s meeting, Murray said, “I am honored to be your superintendent. It’s a responsibility not to be taken lightly.”
She is expected to begin at the end of October.