East Windsor school officials solidify leadership team with final hires

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Sep. 15—EAST WINDSOR — The Board of Education has named Darryl Rouillard as the assistant superintendent of pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 instruction and Deidre Osypuk as the new director of special education.

The two appointments comes about a month after the board voted to make Patrick Tudryn the district's new superintendent following the departure of Christine DeBarge.

Rouillard has been a part of the school system since 2014, serving as assistant principal at both the middle school and high school, and most recently as the director of curriculum and instruction.

Rouillard graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in English.

He earned his master's degree in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University and his Superintendent of Schools Certification from Sacred Heart University.

Rouillard said his new position will be similar to his role as the director of curriculum.

"I'm definitely looking forward to it and there's definitely more responsibility in terms of the entire district's lens but really the position is incredibly similar to what I was doing," Rouillard said.

2 NEW HIRES

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Darryl Rouillard, new assistant superintendent of pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 instruction at an annual salary of $164,000 per year

SPECIAL ED DIRECTOR: Deidre Osypuk, new director of special education at an annual salary of $159,000

While director of curriculum and instruction, Rouillard led the development of the Portrait of the Graduate, spearheaded the adoption of a new mathematics curriculum, and implemented new district-wide assessment tools that have helped increase student performance, school officials said.

Meanwhile, Osypuk is a newcomer to the district and has served in various student support and special education roles since 2000, most recently in Regional School District 11 in Chaplin, Tudryn said.

In Chaplin, her responsibilities included overseeing special education for two districts in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12, developing and directing special education, and ensuring compliance with state, federal, and local agencies.

Osypuk earned her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Connecticut and a diploma in school neuropsychology from Kids Inc. in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas.

Tudryn said he's thrilled to have both positions filled.

"I'm very happy that we've filled these two important positions with the best candidates for our schools. Mr. Rouillard has been instrumental in moving our district forward since 2014, and Dr. Osypuk brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to an important part of East Windsor's student population," Tudryn said.

"Both are high energy and highly dedicated to their work. Both are also very approachable and invested in building relationships, which is especially important to a small district," he said.

"In Darryl's case, he's been in the district and is able to build upon the existing work started with the Portrait of the Graduate as well as the work that will be prioritized in our district strategic plan, which should be finalized and out to the public in October. Deirdre's background as a neuropsychologist brings a new level of expertise to the district."

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