Principal Kenneth Craw has been named a finalist for the district's second highest job, Lewis Brey, the district's human resources director, announced last week.
“Dr. Craw has shown himself to be an effective, innovative and collaborative leader whose commitment to excellence permeates all he does," said , superintendent. "His relentless focus on a quality educational experience for each student will serve him well in his new role. The fact that Dr. Craw is already part of our educational community is an added bonus in that he can hit the ground running in terms of furthering the ambitious agenda of educational initiatives. I look forward to welcoming Dr. Craw to our Central Office Leadership Team.”
The position became open when Tom Scarice announced earlier this year. Craw is slated to be formally appointed to the position, which will begin on July 1, at the Board of Education's meeting on Monday, May 21.
"Dr. Craw has had a successful tenure as Principal of Weston Middle School, and his impact on the education program has been significant," Brey wrote in a press release. "In addition to his many other accomplishments, Dr. Craw led the implementation of the AIM initiative at the middle school, transformed the teaming model to allow for greater coordination among teachers, led the effort to revitalize and transform the Middle School media center into a center of 21st century learning, facilitated the transformation of the technology education program to include the implementation of Project Lead The Way, and directed the development of curriculum for a high-interest music program aligned with the district’s 21st century learning initiative."
Prior to coming to Weston, Dr. Craw served in several administrative and teaching positions in other Fairfield County school districts, according to Brey. Dr. Craw served as the Administrator for Staff and Student Services at Joel Barlow High School (Redding and Easton); a House Principal at Trumbull High School; a K-5 Science Specialist, 6-8 Science Curriculum Monitor, and Science Teacher in the Darien Public Schools; and a Science Teacher at Tomlinson Middle School in Fairfield where he began his career in education in 1992.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Craw is our finalist for the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction," said Philip Schaefer, chairman of the Weston Board of Education. "Dr. Craw has been highly successful as the Principal at Weston Middle School, and he has a wealth of knowledge regarding our district and the exciting changes that are taking place. His leadership and talent will be invaluable as we move forward with the Strategic Plan, AIM, and our goals for the future.”
Craw lives in Ridgefield with his wife and two children.