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White Plains Schools' Chief Is Top Candidate for Tarrytown Job

Christopher Clouet to meet with Tarrytown students, staff, parents and community members in February.

The Tarrytown school board says it has narrowed its search for a schools superintendent to one candidate: White Plains Superintendent Christopher Clouet.

Thirty seven applications were received from a variety of states including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia for the Tarrytown job. In addition, 22 candidates were recruited from across the country.

The Tarrytown board said it conducted extensive interviews with seven semi-finalists, narrowing the field, and interviewed that group of finalists before deciding upon Clouet, who formerly was superintendent in New London, CT.

Clouet’s career in education began as a teacher at the elementary and high school levels. He then served as a Director of Resources and Learning Technology and Curriculum Coordinator before becoming a high school assistant principal and high school principal prior to becoming a superintendent. He was hired by White Plains in 2009.

Clouet has a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. He received a Masters Degree in International Studies from Brown University and a Masters Degree in Corporate and Political Communication from Fairfield University. His undergraduate degree in Sociology is from Southern Connecticut State University. He speaks Spanish as well as Portuguese.

Dr. Clouet will be in the Tarrytown district on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to meet with students, staff, parents and community members.

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Mike McAteer January 26, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Dan, for the sake of White Plains, congratulate Tarrytown on their decision. After all, what leader, in good conscience, can make such fundamental structural changes that affect so many families in this city, eliminating decades-old middle school choice, ramrodding a sixth grade academy through a stacked committee using cherry-picked research, changing the entire elementary school administration in only three years, while he simultaneously sends out resumes looking for his next opportunity? I suppose anyone who has witnessed the pattern of evasions in response to direct questions during the sixth grade redesign process, or who sat in the public meetings about early release Wednesday, heard promises never kept about analysis of student absences and teacher absences due to training, or who watched the promotional video that substituted for a study of accountability when the Board asked for proof that the alternate Wednesdays were impacting student achievement, knows the answer. Thank you, Dr. Clouet, for being the contractor who builds half a house with design changes we didn’t ask for, and then walks away from the job.
Mike McAteer January 26, 2013 at 09:52 PM
And given the unlikelihood of finding a new superintendent who thinks that a sixth grade academy is a good idea, is it too late to stop that change from happening?
jay Mack January 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Good luck to Sleepy. He has destroyed WP in a few short years. 6th grade academy is being paid for by grant from taxpayers
Transparency January 27, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Dr. Clouet's Hit & Run For The Money. Leaving the WP taxpayer in long term bonded debt, and a failed WP educational vision. Dr. Clouet is a taxpayer deficit liability. The Accountability & Responsibility of WP Superintendent Clouet is the failed obligations of the WP BOE all six members with the lack in oversight and accountability by BOE President Ms. Eller and VP Mr. Norris. Allowing Clouet to control them, not the reverse. The BOE makes the decisions, in Clout's case lack of decisions and oversight. Spinning us into long-term taxpayer dept left with a cosmetic educational system. Don’t blame Clouet blame the BOE. Superintendent Clouet is the bunny rabbit always running around building up his financial nest at taxpayer’s expense. Costing the WP taxpayer 1.3 million in his salary and bennies. Finally gone we hope. BOE it’s time you did the proper vetting appraisal by public opinion for the next WP Superintendent. Give us transparency. We should know what we are paying for next time. Good luck Tarrytown taxpayers. One problem less for White Plains taxpayer pockets.
Dan Seidel January 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Mike - you are correct - To Tarrytown: GREAT DECISION! SORRY TO SEE CHRIS GO!! Chris was well worth the $1,300,000+ paid... now where's Saul?

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