Bethel, CT – The Bethel Board of Education has appointed Christine L. Carver, Ed.D. as the new Superintendent of Schools for the District. Dr. Carver comes to Bethel after having served as the Associate Superintendent of Human Capital Development, Chief of Staff in Newington, CT. She'll be taking over for Dr. Kevin Smith, who will be returning to Wilton Public Schools this summer.
Dr. Carver was selected from a pool of 15 candidates. Throughout the process, the Board of Education relied on the feedback gathered in the Bethel Community Profile Assessment Report and developed through focus group input and online survey research in the spring.
Dr. Carver is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Sacred Heart University. She received her Doctorate of Education in 2009, her Sixth Year in Administration in 2001, her Master of Science in Special Education in 1997 and her Bachelor of Science in Special Education in 1991.
Dr. Carver began her career as a Special Education Teacher at Whittier Union High School in Whittier, CA in 1991. She continued her special education teaching career at Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, CT in 1993. She then became a Special Education Teacher and Department Chair at New London High School before being appointed the Supervisor of Special Education in 2002 and then the Director of Special Services in 2003, also in New London. In 2008, she was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Schools in New London from 2008 until May 2012, serving as Interim Superintendent of Schools in the summer of 2009. After four years, she became the Associate Superintendent of Human Capital Development, Chief of Staff in Newington, CT
Dr. Carver is a member of the Council for Exception Children, the American Association of School Administrators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the American Associate of School Personnel Administrators and the District Management Council.
Dr. Carver will serve as Bethel's superintendent beginning August 4, 2014. C.E.S Executive Search Services coordinated the Board of Education's search for Bethel's new school superintendent.