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Stephanie L. Magyar Appointed by the Salisbury Board of Education as Principal of Salisbury Central School

SALISBURY—On Monday, May 22, 2017, the Salisbury Board of Education formally selected Stephanie L. Magyar as its new principal, effective July 1, 2017.

Mrs. Magyar has been a teacher and a teacher leader in Region One since 2013 at Cornwall Consolidated School. She began her teaching career as an English teacher at Wamogo Regional High School before transitioning to the Region One School District. During her tenure at Cornwall Consolidated School, she was the acting Administrator when the Principal was away from the building, was a member of numerous regional committees, and was the middle school team coordinator. Further, Stephanie has been a strong voice as part of the Region One Professional Development and Teacher Evaluation Committee.

Prior to her successful career at Cornwall Consolidated School, Mrs. Magyar was employed by Wamogo Regional High School where she taught English to students in grades 7-12. At Wamogo, she was a member of numerous committees, served as the co-leader of the middle school, was involved in scheduling all middle school activities and programs, and was in charge of ordering supplies and maintaining inventory within budget constraints.

Mrs. Magyar’s experiences as a leader in her prior positions have prepared her well for the administration of Salisbury Central School. Her proven leadership skills and her background in Human Resources have served her well throughout her career.

Mrs. Magyar grew up in Region One, having attended both Salisbury Central School (class of 1994) and Housatonic Valley Regional High School (class of 1998). From these experiences and her work at Cornwall Consolidated School, she has an solid understanding of the Region One School District as well as the community it serves.

Mrs. Magyar holds a B.A. in General Studies from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She holds a Master’s in Education, and her Sixth Year Certification in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Bridgeport.

The search committee, chaired by David Valcin, interviewed semi-finalists and chose to invite three finalists back for a second interview. This search committee along with input from both SCS teachers and support staff completed a lengthy and comprehensive review of candidates. Mrs. Magyar emerged as the unanimous choice from this very strong pool of applicants. The dedication and commitment of the search team to the process resulted in an outstanding choice for Salisbury Central School.

David Valcin, Chair of the Salisbury Board of Education, stated that, “The Board of Education is excited to have found such an exceptional, passionate and dedicated educator as Stephanie Maygar. We look forward to working with her as she leads our school and inspires our teachers, staff and children for what we hope will be many years to come.”

Dr. Pam Vogel, Region One superintendent beginning in July, stated, “Many of us in Region One have had the privilege of working with Stephanie on different teams focused on ensuring high quality instructional programs for our students. We know her to be a professional who demonstrates she sincerely cares about what is best for students. Stephanie is a collaborative and innovative educator who values the role education holds in preparing students for an ever-changing world. She understands how to create positive relationships with students, parents and staff, and using all of these resources so that we build capacity and create programs that benefit each student. We are very excited to have Stephanie lead and continue the good work at Salisbury Central.”

A reception for the staff and community will be planned to be held just prior to the time of the August Salisbury Board of Education meeting. Information regarding the time and date of the event will be communicated to the Salisbury and Region One communities.

Mrs. Magyar will officially begin on July 1, 2017. Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Vogel and Assistant Superintendent, Ms. Lisa Carter will assist Stephanie Magyar and the Salisbury Central Board to ensure a smooth transition.