July 7, 2022

Valley Regional Principal Ian Nevaiser Selected As Assistant Superintendent For Region 4

REGION 4– Ian Neviaser, principal at Valley Regional High School for the past two years, has been named as the new assistant superintendent for Region 4 schools.

Nevaiser, 37, was formally appointed to the position on a vote of the Supervision District Committee at a meeting Thursday. He assumes the new job on Aug. 1. Neviaser replaces Diane Dugas, who resigned in May after about nine months in the job.

Nevaiser becomes the third assistant superintendent for Region 4, a position that was created in 2006 during the tenure of former Superintendent of Schools Kim Caron. The district’s first assistant superintendent, Ruth Levy, replaced Caron as superintendent of schools last June.

Levy said the position was posted internally after Dugas’s departure, and Neviaser was the only candidate interviewed by a search committee. Levy declined to comment on the circumstances of Dugas’s departure. Dugas had been hired last August after working previously as director of curriculum and instruction for the East Windsor school system.

“Ian Neviaser has been an outstanding principal at the high school,” Levy said. “We look forward to Ian bringing his enthusiams, ideas, and leadership to the five schools of Region 4.”

Nevaiser, an Essex resident, received his bachelor of arts degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, and earned his master’s degree and sixth year certificate at Southern Connecticut State University. He worked previously as a social studies teacher, department chairman, and assistant principal at Guilford High School. He assumed the principal job at Valley Regional High School in the summer of 2008.

Levy said a search committee comprised of administrators, teachers, parents, and school board members would begin reviewing applications this summer for the now open principal job at Valley Regional High School. She said a new principal would be selected before the start of the 2010-2011 school year in early September.