April 10, 2024

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Familiar facial area joins Shelton college district’s finance office

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SHELTON — Superintendent Ken Saranich’s revamping of central business office continued final thirty day period with the choosing of a common encounter.

Allan Cameron, who invested 18 several years as the district’s finance director prior to retiring in 2014, was employed as a for each diem interim finance director. Cameron returns to change Rick Belden, whose retirement became official July 1.

“We’re content to have Allan’s aid via the summertime and the beginning of the college year,” Saranich mentioned. “He’s psyched to be again … he will be a excellent gain to us in a time of want.”


Saranich claimed Cameron, immediately after his retirement, invested time performing as interim finance director for other districts — most a short while ago Trumbull.

“Mr. Cameron delivers a prosperity of qualifications knowledge and knowledge to the position,” Board of Education and learning Chair Kathy Yolish explained. “We are lucky to have his availability to help us in the transition when looking for a long lasting finance director. We look ahead to a collaborative energy with Mr. Cameron and are happy to have him back on board.”

According to Saranich, the district is presently accomplishing an operational monetary audit targeted on how the school’s finance office can be run a lot more competently.

“This audit will be significant in how we continue with the research process (for Belden’s everlasting alternative) … Allan will be here to assistance us by way of that,” Saranich added.

Yolish reported Cameron will be performing with PKF O’Connor Davies, the business the board hired to carry out the operational audit of the district’s fiscal-connected insurance policies and treatments. Cameron labored with the similar agency when Trumbull withstood their district’s money and operational audit.

Cameron’s employing comes as Saranich concluded the reorganization of the special education section. Margaret Giordano, at the Board of Training meeting final month, was appointed supervisor of special schooling for compliance, inclusion and skilled understanding.

Saranich said Giordano joins Shelton from the Philadelphia General public University system, wherever she served as the distinctive training compliance monitor.

“As a member of that management crew, she coordinated and monitored distinctive instruction programming ensuring compliance with all condition and community mandates and furnished coaching and instructional modeling,” Saranich said.

In advance of that posture, Giordano used time as a distinctive schooling trainer in Philadelphia and New York. She obtained her faculty management certification from the University of Pennsylvania. Giordano retains certifications in administration, special instruction and English.

Giordano’s hire will come only months immediately after the Board of Education hired William Roland as the district’s supervisor of distinctive education. Roland and Giordano formally assumed their posts July 1 soon after the retirement of longtime district veteran Beth Smith.

Roland was most not long ago in Region 15 operating as distinctive education section chair for Pomperaug Substantial University in Southbury. Saranich claimed the deal specifics are being labored out at this time, so no wage has been established.

Just before his time in Region 15, Saranich claimed, Roland held numerous exclusive education and learning and management positions in the New Haven Community Faculty procedure as very well as at the Region Cooperative Instructional Companies in Hamden.

Roland received his administrative degrees from the College of Bridgeport in 2013 and is now pursuing his doctorate of education in educational leadership.

“Bill comes to us with an in depth qualifications in exclusive instruction at the secondary level,” Saranich stated, “where he has correctly led instructional groups in the progress and implementation of applications and supports towards university student achievement.”

Roland and Giordano action in for Smith, who was in her 2nd operate as the district’s director of particular education and support providers. Smith had been the interim universities superintendent from February 2020 — after the departure of Chris Clouet — until eventually Jan. 1, when Saranich assumed the reins.

Smith leaves Shelton at the conclusion of the month right after 35 decades in education, most notably as the Shelton High principal.

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