Dear Parents, Staff and Faculty and Suffield Community,
This morning, the Suffield Board of Education voted to appoint Dr. Mel Chafetz as the Interim Superintendent of Schools beginning on January 1, 2015 and ending on June 30, 2015. Dr. Chafetz has been a devoted supporter of Suffield and Suffield Schools for 30 years and we are grateful he has taken a break from his retirement to help us move our district through a time of transition to a new Superintendent in the 2015/2016 school year. Attached you will find a letter of introduction from him.
We know there has been significant change in the district in the last several months and are working together to fulfill our responsibility to serve the children and families in Suffield. The Board would like to express our gratitude to the leadership team in the district and our wonderful principals, teachers and staff who have steered a calm ship for our kids. Each of us on the Board ran for office with the goal of serving and supporting public school education in Suffield. We recognize that change can be unsettling, and are confident that under the leadership of Dr. Chafetz we will build a bridge to what comes next for Suffield Schools. We would like to thank you for the support you offer him, and everyone, who works in and attends our schools everyday.
Please accept our wishes for peaceful and joyful holidays.
The Suffield Board of Education
George Beiter, Lori D'Ostuni, Jeanne Gee, Natalie Semyanko, Michelle Zawawi
Board of Education Interim Superintendent Introduction Letter - PDF
Mel Chafetz Introduction Letter - PDF