Dr. Mary Kolek, who had served as deputy superintendent for the past eight years, became superintendent upon Dr. David Abbey’s retirement on June 30, 2012. Before joining the New Canaan school district, Dr. Kolek was the principal at Weston High School for six years.

Dr. Kolek plans to retire at the end of the 2013-14 school year, and move to North Carolina with her family this summer. The Board of Education has formed a search committee to find a new superintendent. In the meantime the board plans to name an interim superintendent.