The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents has named Dr. Alan Addley as Connecticut’s 2019 Superintendent of the Year. Addley was recognized on Nov. 16, 2018, at the CABE/CAPSS Convention in Groton.
Frances Rabinowicz, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), presented the award to Addley stating, “As the previous elected president of CAPSS, Alan is a powerful force statewide and has influence on the direction of public education in Connecticut. Educational leaders and legislators look to him for direction on excellence in teaching and learning but they also seek his wisdom since they know that he has demonstrated his power to influence Granby staff to reach exemplary levels of performance. He accomplishes this through building strong and lasting relationships.
“Alan has a great deal to be proud of in Granby and always speaks about the accomplishments of his team – students, teachers, parents and administrators. He works hard to develop the entire school community to be the best it can be. He has a vision for excellence and through his belief, influence and actions, he is able to develop that vision and mission in all stakeholders.
“As a statewide organization of educational leaders, we have many differing opinions and recommendations on every issue before us. Alan always listens and members and legislators always feel that their viewpoints are honored, even if the organization’s leadership takes a different path. As an elected member of the governing board of our national organization, he demonstrates those same traits.”
In 2017, Addley received the UConn Neag Alumni Distinguished Superintendent of the Year.
Addley is in his eleventh year as Granby’s school superintendent. A native of Northern Ireland, he started his career as a professional soccer player and mathematics teacher. He has 34 years of administrative and teaching experience in private and public schools in the United States and Ireland. Addley received his Ed.D. from UConn’s Neag School of Education in 2014. Prior to this, Addley earned his Connecticut Intermediate Administrator Certification in 1997 and a Connecticut Superintendent certificate from the Executive Leadership Program in 2007, both from the Neag School. He received a bachelor of science degree in education and mathematics from the New University of Ulster in Northern Ireland in 1984 and a master of science degree in education from Western Connecticut State University in 1993.