Bryan Luizzi, who is the interim superintendent of schools and previously was the principal of NCHS, said in a release: "Steve's depth of experience working with students, parents, and faculty, coupled with his unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes to help each student succeed, provide an excellent foundation for his transition into this new, expanded role."
Bedard began his new position at NCHS on July 1.
Bedard has assumed multiple roles at New Canaan High School. He has been a health and physical education teacher and head boys track and field coach since 2004, serves as a class adviser and is the director of alternative learning programs. He is also certified as a TEAM mentor and TEAM reviewer.
He earned a bachelor of science in physical education and an additional 18 graduate credits in school counseling from Syracuse University. In 2010, he received a Master of Education in educational leadership from the University of New England and in 2014 was awarded a certificate of advanced graduate study in leadership, ethics and change.