Veronica LeDuc was named acting principal of New Canaan High School for the 2014-15 school year. She is replacing current NCHS Principal Bryan Luizzi, who will serve as New Canaan Public Schools interim superintendent effective July 1.

LeDuc has served as an assistant principal of New Canaan High School since 2011.

A search committee comprised of New Canaan Public Schools administrators; high school administrators, staff and parents; and members of the Board of Education chose LeDuc for the position.

"The search committee was very impressed by Dr. LeDuc's extensive experience and expertise, her professionalism and her commitment to students and staff," Gary Kass, director of human resources, said. "Additionally, Veronica has served enthusiastically as a co-chairman of the district's crisis advisory board." LeDuc has spent her career in Connecticut. She came to New Canaan from Brookfield where she taught chemistry, physics and science at Brookfield High School. Prior to Brookfield she served as principal and assistant principal at Torrington High School and as an assistant principal at Thomaston High School. She earned classroom experience as a teacher at Thomaston High School and Notre Dame Academy in Waterbury.

LeDuc earned her doctorate in education in organizational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her educational background includes a sixth-year certificate in administration and supervision from Southern Connecticut University, a Master of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Regis College in Weston, Mass.

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