ELLINGTON, CT – An experienced administrator who last worked in the Hartford public school system has been hired in Ellington as the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and teaching.
Oliver Barton has experience in suburban and urban school districts, as principal of
Old Saybrook High School and an associate superintendent, overseeing pre-K-12 schools for the
Hartford Public Schools. At the start of his career, he taught science and was general manager of
an environmental-themed high school in New Haven.
Barton completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Yale University in economics and environmental studies, and received his certification as a superintendent from the University.
from the Connecticut Educational Leadership Program. He has received numerous accolades over the course of his career, including the Elm-Ivy Award from Yale University and the Environmental Administrator of the Year recognition.
Veteran Education Council member Kris Picard-Wambolt is optimistic that Barton will effectively lead programming centered around a new grade 5 and 6 STEM enrichment teacher and a talented elementary teacher and gifted.
“I am delighted to join the Ellington School District in supporting and guiding the great work schools do to develop exceptional leaders who are courageous, thoughtful citizens and contributors to the world,” Barton said. “I am honored to have been selected for this role and look forward to learning more about the schools and programs in depth as we work together to plan the school year 2021-2022 and beyond.”
Superintendent of Schools Scott Nicol said: “As the former superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, I have had the privilege of working with Oliver. Most importantly, he is a good and honorable man who values families, understanding the great responsibility of educators parents trust to send their children to school.
Barton, a Branford resident, will take up his post in Ellington on July 19.