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Dr. Brenda W. Myers To Join Norwalk Public Schools As Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Brenda W. Myers To Join Norwalk Public Schools As Chief Academic Officer
Posted on 07/27/2018
Dr. Brenda W. Myers

Dr. Brenda W. Myers has been selected as Chief Academic Officer for Norwalk Public Schools. In her new role Dr. Myers will cultivate, implement and manage Norwalk’s PreK -12 core curriculum and educational programs and services, including course work, instruction, staff evaluations and professional development. An experienced leader with a deep knowledge of curriculum and instruction best practices, Dr. Myers has served as a superintendent and deputy superintendent for instruction, as well as a researcher, executive coach and consultant.

Dr. Myers joins Norwalk Public Schools from Valhalla Union Free School District in Valhalla, NY, where she served as superintendent of schools for seven years. Her responsibilities included providing leadership for a diverse school district that includes a high school Blue-Ribbon award winner for exceptional performance. While in Valhalla, Dr. Myers developed a comprehensive strategic planning process focused on improving student achievement, and initiated a plan to integrate useful technology into curriculum across the district. Prior to Valhalla, she served as superintendent of schools in Groton, NY for five years, where she improved student achievement through learning-centered instruction, innovation, and professional dialogue and development.

Dr. Myers's experience includes more than 13 years of instructional leadership roles at Broome-Tioga BOCES based in Binghamton, New York. Part of the New York BOCES system established to help public schools provide quality programs by sharing services, Broome-Tioga BOCES includes 15 school districts in Broome and Tioga counties, and serves nearly 35,000 students each year in grades K-12 and adult programs.  Her roles at Broome-Tioga BOCES included deputy superintendent for instruction, deputy director of educational leadership, and supervisor of instructional support services. Her work there also included furthering career and technical education, workforce development, alternative education, special education, educational support services, and technology services.

Her background also includes serving as a senior research associate for nationally and locally funded research projects, executive leadership consultant for The Myers Center for Applied Research and Development, and school board development consultant with a focus on improving instruction and the effective use of data. She is an adjunct instructor and doctoral advisor at Manhattanville College and St. John Fisher College in executive and educational leadership.  Her early career included positions as a K-12 language arts coordinator and reading specialist, as well as a teacher in grades 3 and 6.

Dr. Myers holds a doctorate in educational theory and practice from Binghamton University, a certificate of advanced study in educational administration from State University College at Cortland, and a Master of Science in reading and Bachelor of Science in elementary/early secondary social science education from State University College at Oneonta.

She is affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the American Educational Research Association, and is a former board member of the Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development. Dr. Myers was named Westchester School Music Association Administrator of the Year in 2016 and received the National Computer Science Teachers Award for Leadership last year.

Dr. Myers's appointment will be confirmed at the August Board of Ed meeting.