The Ledyard Board of education appoints new superintendent of schools
At its meeting on August 9, 2016, the Ledyard Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Mr. Jason (Jay) S. Hartling as the new superintendent of schools. Hartling, who is originally from Western Massachusetts, comes to Ledyard having served for the past five years as Principal and Chief Administrator of East Catholic High School in Manchester. It is anticipated that he will begin his duties in early September.
“We found him to be a highly visible, engaged, and innovative educational leader.” She indicated that his former superintendent touted his “outstanding instructional and mentoring capabilities, exceptional communications and relationship building skills, a talent for connecting with students, [and] the capacity to address financial concerns with a strong business acumen." said Mimi Peck-Llewellyn, the Board Chair.
Mr. Hartling is “proud to join the administrators, teachers, and staff of Ledyard Public Schools in their unwavering commitment to serving our students and community.” He said, “Together we will continue to build on a history of excellence, innovation, and community involvement to ensure that Ledyard Public Schools are a premiere educational choice.”
“Jay’s leadership qualities are beautifully aligned with the characteristics identified as most important in the Ledyard Leadership Profile and he was our consensus all-around choice,“ Peck-Llewellyn said. “He has demonstrated his ability to foster a shared vision, communicate effectively, collaborate with other stakeholders, develop and oversee budgets in transparent and thoughtful ways, build trusting relationships with all constituencies, support the growth and development of students and staff, and serve as a district champion.”
(Excerpts from press release by M. E. Peck-Llewellyn, Chair)