BERLIN - The Board of Education will be hosting a retirement reception for retiring School Superintendent David B. Erwin. The public is invited.
The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the Berlin High School cafeteria. Remarks will begin at 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and cake will be served.
“Please stop by to share in wishing Dave a happy retirement,” a flier announcing the reception stated.
Erwin announced his Jan. 2, 2018, retirement in June. He became Berlin schools in 2010, after holding the same position in Avon since 2009, in Montville from 1999 to 2009, in Canton from 1998 to 1999 and in Clinton from 1995 to 1998.
He was assistant superintendent in Clinton from 1991 to 1994 and began his career as a teacher in Waterbury in 1975. He has been an adjunct professor in the Educational leadership Program at Sacred Heart University for the past 24 years and worked in the UConn Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates for the past six years.
He was given the Connecticut Superintendent of the Year Award by the American Associate of School Administrators in 2006 and the Outstanding Superintendent Award by the Neag School of Education Alumni Society of the University of Connecticut, in 2005.
He served as president between 2007 and 2008 and as past president in 2008 of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendants.
Assistant Superintendent Brian Benigni, a former principal of McGee Middle School who’s been with the district for 25 years, will take over. The Board of Education recently decided to hold off on finding a replacement for Benigni’s position until spring due to budget constraints.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074, firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter: @CPaullinNBH.