Steven LePage Named Superintendent for Plainville Community Schools
Posted on 05/16/2019
superintendent elect steven lepage Steven LePage, currently assistant superintendent of Plainville Community Schools, has been named superintendent, effective July 1st. LePage will replace Dr. Maureen Brummett, who was recently named superintendent of the Newington, Connecticut school system, where she will begin on July 1st.
LePage, who has been an educator for more than 20 years, began his career as a special education teacher at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center School in Newington, Connecticut, and then for East Hartford Schools. He then held several positions in the Wolcott school system, where he served as a special education teacher, as well as the director of adult education, special education department head, and assistant principal of Wolcott High School. LePage began as principal of Plainville High School in July 2010, and was named assistant superintendent in Plainville in July, 2016.
During his tenure at Plainville High School, LePage served on a number of committees including the Technology Implementation Committee, Twenty-First Century Skills Committee, the district’s Professional Development Committee, and more. Among his achievements while serving as Plainville High School’s principal, LePage designed and implemented the high school’s Curriculum & Activities Showcase, increased college credit earning opportunities with UConn and College Board, spearheaded development of the FIRST Robotics Team, and instituted a Professional Learning Community model to improve student outcomes. He was also responsible for developing the Super Senior Award Program that honors graduating seniors with no disciplinary referrals throughout high school years. These seniors are guests with their families at a formal ceremony in celebration of positive character.
As assistant superintendent, LePage co-facilitated the District Strategic Planning Committee, orchestrated a complete teacher evaluation system revision, oversaw all district policy review and revisions, facilitated development of the district Safe School Climate Plan, lead district and school safety planning revision efforts, led Plainville’s Hunger Action Team, co-lead the Middle School of Plainville’s shift to Standards Based Grading, and more.
LePage also serves on several local and state level committees and organizations including Co-Chair of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Executive Leaders’ Roundtable, Plainville Rotary Club, Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development, Main Street Community Foundation’s Men & Boys’ Fund Board of Advisors, CAPSS Technology and Legislative Committees, and several others.
LePage holds a bachelor of science degree and sixth year professional certification in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University, as well as a master of education degree from the University of Hartford, and completed the Executive Leadership Program certification at the University of Connecticut.
“Steve LePage is the absolute right choice for Plainville’s next superintendent of schools. I know he will continue to enhance and promote the positive programs that Plainville Community Schools have to offer,” said Dr. Brummett.
“I am positively delighted that Mr. LePage will be our next superintendent of Plainville schools. I was on the Board when Steven was hired as the principal of Plainville High School and he did a fantastic job in that position. He is very deserving of this position and I know he will continue to ensure our students will have the best opportunity for a quality and fulfilling education. As Chairperson of the Board I look forward to working with Steve during the upcoming school year,” noted Plainville Board of Education Chair, Deb Hardy.
“I could not be happier that Mr. LePage will be our next superintendent. His bond with the students, work in the community and professional experience make him the perfect choice for Plainville,” said Plainville Board of Education Vice Chair, Nicole Palmieri.
LePage was named the candidate of choice at a special Board of Education meeting held on May 13th; he will begin as superintendent in Plainville on July 1st.
“Plainville is a very special place where I have enjoyed the last nine years as high school principal and assistant superintendent. I will continue to ensure that we offer the very best to our students and look forward to serving this town in partnership with the Board of Education, school staff, and members of the community toward continued excellence. During my Superintendency, Plainville Community Schools will continue to be a place where parents have confidence that their most prized possessions, their children, are safe, cared for and getting the very best education there is,” stated LePage.