The Darien Board of Education is delighted to announce that, after a comprehensive national search, it has appointed Dr. Alan Addley to serve as its next Superintendent of Schools, commencing this July. Dr. Addley is currently completing his eleventh year as Superintendent of Schools in Granby Connecticut. Alan is a Governing Board member for the national superintendents’ association (AASA) and a Past President of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and the Hartford Area Superintendents’ Association. Dr. Addley was the recipient of the 2017 UCONN NEAG School of Education Outstanding School Superintendent Award and is the 2019 CAPSS Connecticut Superintendent of the Year.
A native of Northern Ireland, Dr. Addley started his career as a mathematics teacher and professional soccer player. Alan has thirty-three years of administrative and teaching experience in private and public schools in the United States and Ireland. Dr. Addley earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education & Mathematics from the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland; a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Management and Curriculum from Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut, and a Doctoral Degree from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Addley is a highly respected and inclusive school leader, and the Board looks forward to working closely with Dr. Addley to maintain the excellence and promote the continuous improvement of the Darien Public Schools. The Board also wishes to thank Dr. Elliott Landon for his very capable leadership as Interim Superintendent of Schools this year, which will continue through June.