LEARN, GC Name Asst. Superintendent

LEARN/Goodwin Name Asst. Superintendent
RMS Students End of Year

Goodwin College and LEARN have appointed Craig Drezek as the Assistant Superintendent of Magnet Schools for Goodwin College.

Beginning Oct. 1, he will oversee the two schools cooperatively run by the college and LEARN – Riverside Magnet School and the Connecticut River Academy. Both schools are located on Goodwin’s River Campus.

Drezek will also be responsible for creating educational partnerships and programs both statewide and regionally, as well as establish opportunities through local businesses and corporations. He will evaluate and develop long-term strategic goals for magnet school students, including the exploration of educational models and the development of summer camp programs.

“Joining the talented and caring Goodwin/LEARN partnership, with their remarkable commitment to educating children and supporting the community, was an opportunity I could not pass up,” Drezek said. “I am excited to join the team and continue the outstanding work that has been done before me.”

Drezek is a well-experienced educator and administrator with more than two decades of service to Connecticut school districts. He has served as superintendent of Regional School District No. 6, which includes the towns of Goshen Morris, and Warren. He is leaving his post as executive director of Highville Charter School in New Haven to take his new position with LEARN and Goodwin.

Dr. Eileen Howley, Executive Director of LEARN, welcomed Drezek to the LEARN and Goodwin team.

“The addition of this position at the Goodwin Magnet Schools reinforces the College’s ongoing commitment to integrated public education,” Howley said. “Mr. Drezek’s background and expertise make him uniquely qualified to support this robust and growing magnet program.”

As magnet schools, both RMS and CTRA attract public school students from throughout the region to programs with their own themes. RMS for operates on the student-centered, constructivist Reggio Emilia philosophy of education. CTRA offers a sustainability theme focusing on environmental science and advanced manufacturing. Together, the schools serve 955 students from 42 cities and towns in the Hartford region.

“We look forward to welcoming Craig to Goodwin College and introducing him to the scholars and families we serve,” said Goodwin College president Mark Scheinberg. “His expertise in managing school districts will strengthen our programs, and we are fortunate to have him in this new leadership position.”

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