The New Canaan Public Schools have appointed New Canaan High School faculty member Steven R. Bedard as the school's acting assistant principal for the 2014-2015 school year.
Bedard will assume the position when current Assistant Principal Dr. Veronica LeDuc becomes Acting Principal. Bedard will begin his new duties on July 1.
Described by the district as "an enthusiastic and energetic educator, Steve has assumed multiple roles at New Canaan High School. He has been a Health and Physical Education Teacher and Head Boys Track and Field Coach since 2004, serves as a Class Advisor and is the Director of Alternative Learning Programs."
He also is certified as a TEAM Mentor and TEAM Reviewer.
Bedard earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and an additional 18 graduate credits in school counseling from Syracuse University. In 2010 he received a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of New England in Portland, ME and in 2014 was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Leadership, Ethics and Change.
Dr. Bryan Luizzi said in a statement, “Steve's depth of experience working with students, parents, and faculty, coupled with his unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes to help each student succeed, provide an excellent foundation for his transition into this new, expanded role.”