The White Plains Board of Education says it intends to appoint Timothy P. Connors as Interim Superintendent of School to fill in for Dr. Christopher P. Clouet, who is leaving the district.
The school board is planning to appoint Connors, beginning July 1, at the April 8 board meeting. Clouet has resigned as of June 30th to become superintendent of the Tarrytown Public Schools. Until then, Connors is expected to serve as a consultant on a periodic basis to assist the district.
He returns to White Plains after retiring in 2009 from a seven-year term as superintendent. Connors is a resident of Sutton, MA, and the terms of his contract with White Plains have not yet been finalized.
“We are confident that Mr. Connors is the right choice to ensure continuity and stability and move the district forward in this transition period," School Board President Rosemarie Eller said. "He is a dynamic leader who offers experience, enthusiasm and has demonstrated his ability to work effectively within this school district and the wider community.”
Eller noted that the Board will then turn to the process of initiating a nationwide search for a permanent superintendent.
Before coming to White Plains in 2002, Connors was uperintendent in Danbury, CT, Bloomington, MN, and Woonsocket, RI. He did his undergraduate work at Springfield College in Massachusetts and has a Master’s Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Harvard. He also participated in the Urban Superintendents Program at Harvard.