Greenwich Public Schools Hires Trumbull Day Program Special Education Program Coordinator

GREENWICH — Greenwich Public Schools added to its multitude of job advertisements Monday with news that Daniel Katz will become the special education program coordinator in September.

Katz is currently the Program Administrator of the Cooperative Educational Services Therapeutic Day Program at Trumbull.

In his new role, he will help lead planning and placement team meetings for students in special education, lead professional development, and work with teachers to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. .

“I am thrilled to join a community that prioritizes high expectations for all learners,” Katz said in a statement. “As an educator, I aspire to meet the diverse needs of all students and look forward to collaborating with district and out-of-district programs to facilitate meaningful learning opportunities for our students.”

The Special Education Program Coordinator reports to Stacey Heiligenthaler, the Executive Director of Special Education and Student Support.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Katz to the Department of Special Education and Student Support,” Heiligenthaler said in a statement. “He brings with him a broad knowledge of both public and special school programs that will support special education programs for all students in our district.”

Katz has worked at Wilton High School, Norwalk High School and The Spire School, a therapeutic day school in Stamford that meets the emotional needs of students. He served as a school counselor, life coach and director of guidance before becoming dean of students at the Spire School.

Katz earned a master’s degree in counselor education from Fairfield University and holds an administrator certification and a sixth-grade degree in instructional leadership from Sacred Heart University.

He replaces Krystina Dawson, who recently left Greenwich Schools to become District Mental Health Supervisor at Trumbull Public Schools.

The first day of classes for pupils of the 2022-23 school year in Greenwich will take place on Thursday.

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