NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The three finalists for superintendent of New Haven Public Schools will interview with stakeholder groups starting Monday.
Viviana Conner, Dr. Warren Morgan and Dr. Madeline Negrón were named as the top three candidates earlier this month.
The finalists have met with the New Haven Public Schools Personnel Search Committee and an executive recruitment firm. They also had meetings with educators and former educators who said they wanted to see a partnership between teachers and the administration.
Conner was born in Puerto Rico and has worked for the New Haven and Hartford Public School districts. She started as a bilingual teacher at Columbus Family Academy in New Haven before working as the city’s assistant superintendent of instructional leadership.
Morgan grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He currently works in Indiana as the chief academic officer of Indianapolis Public Schools. He also served as the executive director for Teach for America in St. Louis, Missouri, and for the Obama and Trump administrations as a fellow.
Negrón has 25 years of public education experience. Dr. Negrón formerly worked as the chief of academics, teaching and student supports at Hartford Public Schools. Dr. Negrón was the principal at Hill Regional Career Magnet High School and the former director of instruction and director of early childhood for New Haven Public Schools.
Stakeholder groups include students, parents, teachers, administrators, support staff and leaders in the community. The groups will then share their feedback with the New Haven Public Schools Personnel Search Committee.
The new superintendent will be announced in April and will start their position on July 1.