July 2, 2022

Region 4’s Neviaser Named New Superintendent for Lyme-Old Lyme D18

Ian Neviaser

The Lyme-Old Lyme Board of Education has selected Ian Neviaser, pictured left, to be the new superintendent of schools. Neviaser comes to Lyme-Old Lyme from Region #4 (Essex, Chester, Deep River) where he has been the assistant superintendent since 2010.

Twenty-four candidates applied for the position of superintendent of schools. The search committee selected seven candidates for interviews based on desirable characteristics and attributes of a new superintendent that were identified in the Lyme-Old Lyme Community Profile Assessment Report that was developed through focus group and online survey research conducted in March.

Jim Witkins, Chairman of the Board of Education, commented, “We are fortunate to have Ian Neviaser as our next superintendent of schools. The Board’s search committee is delighted to secure a top-flight educational leader with demonstrated management skills to guide our District after Betty Osga’s departure in July.”

He continued, “The Lyme and Old Lyme communities have benefitted immensely from having world-class talent in the Superintendent’s Office, and Ian brings those professional and personal qualities that simply turned our heads in unison. We are delighted Ian has agreed to join us.”

Neviaser is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Southern Connecticut State University. He received his superintendent certification through the executive leadership program at the University of Connecticut. He began teaching in the social studies department at Career Magnet High School in New Haven in 1997. He moved to Riverside Education Academy in 1998, and then to Guilford High School in 2000.

Neviaser accepted an assistant principal position in Guilford in 2004 and was appointed acting principal in 2007. He served as principal of Valley Regional High School in Deep River in 2008 before becoming assistant superintendent of the district in 2010.