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Staff Turnover in North Haven Schools

Several teachers resigned, while others have been let go to due changes in the budget.

The Board of Education approved the removal of eight positions on Thursday for budget-related restructuring.  They also accepted three resignations, one retirement and one new hire.

  • The eight positions eliminated for budget reasons include five special education teachers, two social workers and a guidance counselor.
  • The new positions to replace the old ones include computer teacher for , a special education teacher at the middle school for autistic children, a language arts coordinator for kindergarten through fifth grade, a high school reading teacher, a speech teacher and two math coaches for elementary school.
  • The district hired Kristine Carling as director of finance and operations. Previously the position was filled temporarily.
  • Ellen Griffin, a special education teacher at North Haven Middle School, retired.
  • Three teachers from the high school retired: Math teacher Mary-Jo Brigante-Murphy, science teacher Emily Baxter and science teacher Lawrence Fabianski, Jr. 

This article was originally published on May 12. 

Keith May 13, 2012 at 01:15 AM
My son has a mitochondrial myopathy, he is a great kid that needs help with physical issues and speech issues. he has a special ed teacher that works fabulousiy with him at Green Acres elementary school. She is one of his favorite people and when she tells him he needs to do something he takes it very seriously. Unfortunately, North haven has decided that she is expenable, what a loss for everyone involved. And who gets hurt, an 8 year old boy who has been influenced by this woman more than any other therapist, doctor or teacher that he has ever met. Thanks North Haven.
gerard May 13, 2012 at 01:24 AM
pretty sad most are happy with no tax increase, but just look who is suffering now a child who needs this teacher that our lovely town is letting go pretty sad im discusted

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