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Swerdlick Retiring From New Canaan School District

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Another New Canaan public schools administrator is following Superintendent David Abbey into retirement.

Steven Swerdlick, assistant superintendent for human resources, announced Friday that he will retire from the New Canaan School District on June 30, the end of the academic year. Swerdlick has been with New Canaan for 13 years. He joined the district in 1999 as the director of human resources. He was promoted to his current position in 2005.

Swerdlick said in his resignation letter that it was difficult to announce his departure.

“It has been a privilege to work in New Canaan. It would be hard to find another school district as close to a model of public education as New Canaan,” he said.

Abbey, who announced his retirement earlier this year, said Swerdlick “has done an extraordinary job. His contributions have been many and varied, including assembling a terrific faculty and staff. He has led numerous searches for key administrative positions as he worked to recruit top level talent to the district.”

Swerdlick was involved in the search that landed Bryan Luizzi to be the principal at New Canaan High School and for Mary Kolek, the current deputy superintendent, to succeed Abbey as schools chief.

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