Superintendent Dr. David Abbey today announced the selection of Dr. Veronica LeDuc as the new assistant principal of New Canaan High School in a press release. She will succeed Dawn Bartz, who was recently hired as principal of Pleasantville High School in New York.

For the past three years, LeDuc taught physics and chemistry at Brookfield High School, where Dr. Bryan Luizzi served as principal. Luizzi was recently hired as principal of NCHS.

According to Abbey, LeDuc reconnected with teaching after years of administrative positions at various districts.

She will join Ari Rothman and Lawrence Sullivan as the third assistant principal on staff.

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"Dr. LeDuc's wide-ranging teaching and leadership experience will add additional skills and perspective to a talented high school leadership team," Abbey said.

Similar to the selection process of new principal, LeDuc was chosen by a committee. The selection committee was chaired by Luizzi and included Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mary Kolek, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Steven Swerdlick, Assistant Principal Ari Rothman, Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Alan Sneath, Special Education Coordinator Carole Pakkala, Athletic Director Jay Egan, World Language Department Chairman Dr. Lisa Arbues, NCHS teachers Jeanne McDonagh (art), Anthony Bloss (mathematics), Maggie McDermott (English), Guidance Counselor Cynthia Rivera and School Psychologist Sandra Warkentin.

LeDuc has a bachelor's in biology and chemistry from Regis College, a master's degree in general science from Central Connecticut State University, and an Ed.D in organization leadership from Columbia University's Teachers College. As far as teaching goes, she is certified in the subjects of biology, chemistry, general science, physics and math.

Her professional background includes nearly 20 years of teaching science and math, serving for 13 years in administrative positions, which included stints as an assistant principal at Torrington and Thomaston High Schools as well principal at Torrington High School.