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Jeffrey C. Kitching Named Superintendent For Plainville Community Schools

Jeffrey C. Kitching, assistant superintendent of the Glastonbury, Connecticut school system, has been named superintendent for Plainville Community Schools. Kitching will replace Dr. Kathleen Binkowski, who retired in June.

Kitching began his career in education as a special education teacher, and subsequently served as the special education department head at Glastonbury High School, director of special services for Windsor Locks Public Schools, assistant principal at Naubuc Elementary School and principal at Hopewell Elementary School, both in Glastonbury.

Kitching served as an adjunct professor in the special education departments at St. Joseph's College and Central Connecticut State University, and has garnered a number of professional recognitions over the course of his career as an educator. He received a State Department of Education Celebration of Excellence award for creativity in the classroom, and was named the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) "Outstanding First Year Principal." Additionally, he participated in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Superintendent's Leadership Institute and received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Central Connecticut State University.

Kitching holds a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and teacher certification from Central Connecticut State University. In addition, he holds a master of science degree, administrative certification, and a sixth year professional certificate from Southern Connecticut State University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the educational leadership program at Central Connecticut State University.

Kitching was named the candidate of choice at a special Board of Education meeting held on July 28; he will begin as superintendent in Plainville on August 24.

"The Plainville Board of Education is very pleased with the result of the intense search process. Mr. Kitching is not only qualified to be a superintendent, he also knows and understands our community and he has a reputation as an exceptional leader who works hard. We are very excited about his selection and look forward to a long, successful partnership," said Plainville Board of Education Chair, Becky Tyrrell.

-Posted on August 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM

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