Thank you from Dr. Addley

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As you may know, after 11 years as the Superintendent of Schools, and 21 years in the district, I will be leaving Granby this summer to assume a new professional opportunity serving as the Superintendent for Darien Public Schools.

During my tenure, I have been blessed to work with wonderfully talented and dedicated administrators, teachers, support staff, public officials, parents, community members and the very best students.

I have also been fortunate to work with terrific Boards of Education. Together, we have made decisions and implemented programs and practices in the best interests of all students. Thank you to the current and past board members for your dedication, tireless work and unconditional service. Your efforts have been instrumental to the district’s success and have made me a much better superintendent. A special word of appreciation to the three board chairs whom I have served alongside: Cal Heminway, Ron Walther and Melissa Migliaccio. Each have been tremendously effective leaders and wonderful public servants. Thank you to each of them for their exceptional leadership, support and counsel along the way.

It has been a privilege and an honor to have served as the Superintendent of Schools. I am tremendously grateful for all the wonderful opportunities afforded me by this great wee town and its wonderful school system. Granby is a special place. As a resident and superintendent, thank you for your professional and personal friendships over the past two decades and for opening your hearts to me and my family. 

Granby Public Schools is a wonderful New England School District and I look forward to its continued success. I understand the significant task it is to find another Superintendent of Schools. I am pleased to assist the board in ensuring a smooth transition of leadership.

From some life events, you simply go on but never really move on. I look forward to the next chapter in my professional career with excitement and eager anticipation. I do so knowing that part of me will always be a Granby Bear!

A sincere, heartfelt thank you to the community for its support of education and the school district over the past two decades. With much gratitude and appreciation,

Alan Addley, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools