Steve R. Bedard, a teacher and administrator in New Canaan public schools since 2004, has been appointed assistant principal of Saxe Middle School starting July 1, Superintendent Bryan Luizzi announced.

Bedard began his career in New Canaan as a teacher of health and physical education and head boys track and field coach at New Canaan High School, according to the announcement. As coach, he was twice named FCIAC Coach of the Year, in 2005 and 2011.

"Steve has had an extremely successful year as an administrator at New Canaan High School," Luizzi said in a statement. "He is recognized as a kind, caring, and thoughtful professional with boundless energy and enthusiasm for students and education. He has proven himself to be an effective communicator with a collaborative leadership style that is a perfect fit for our middle school, and we look forward to the great work he'll do on behalf of our students and families in the years ahead."

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