December 6, 2019

Region 4 Hopes to Hire New Assistant Superindendent of Schools by July

REGION 4— Superintendent of Schools Ruth Levy said Thursday the Chester-Deep River-Essex district hopes to hire a new assistant superintendent of schools by July to replace departing Assistant Superintendent Ian Neviaser.

Levy praised Neviaser, who was hired Tuesday as the next superintendent of Schools for Region 18 (Lyme-Old Lyme). “Ian has been preparing for this role and Lyme-Old Lyme are lucky to have him,” she said, adding that Region 4 and Region 18 would continue a “close relationship” that would be enhanced by the fact she and Neviaser had worked together in Region 4.

Levy said she learned of Neviaser’s selection and pending departure¬†Tuesday night, while acknowledging that she was also aware that he “was ready for the next step.”

Neviaser, an Essex resident, has served as assistant superintendent for Region 4 since 2010 after working previously since 2008 as the principal at Valley Regional High School. He had worked previously as an acting principal, assistant principal, and teacher in the Guilford school district. Neviaser received his superintendent’s certification from the University of Connecticut.

Levy, who served as assistant superintendent in Region 4 before assuming the superintendent position in 2009,¬†said the job duties of the position would remain unchanged with the transition. She said details of the search process are still being finalized, while adding the district hopes to hire a new assistant superintendent by July “and certainly before the start of the next school year.”