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.