Greenwich Schools Hires Program Coordinator for Special Education; new administrator previously occupied in Darien

GREENWICH – The former head of special education at Darien is moving to Greenwich Public Schools as program co-ordinator for special education in elementary and middle school, effective immediately.

Theresa Fox will create and oversee programs for students with disabilities and report to Stacey Heiligenthaler, director of special education and student support, according to a statement from the Greenwich School District.

“I am thrilled to have Ms. Fox join our special education team,” Heiligenthaler said in a statement Thursday. “His extensive experience in special education and literacy will be a valuable asset and an invaluable resource to our staff and students as together, as a community, we continue to strengthen our commitment to improving academic achievement, access to programs , protocols , practices and compliance for all students.

Fox, former chairman of the Darien Public Schools Department of Special Education and Student Support Services, also worked at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich for 28 years as a special education teacher and school counselor.


She had worked at Darien Schools since 2017, first as a special education teacher at Middlesex Middle School before being promoted to department chair in 2019.

Fox received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State University. She holds an intermediate administrative certification and a certificate of advanced studies in educational administration and leadership from the University of the Sacred Heart.

She studied Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts at Albertus Magnus College.

“I am thrilled to join Greenwich Public Schools as the Special Education Coordinator for Elementary and Middle Schools,” Fox said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the incredible team of teachers and administrators, parents and students to ensure that all students receive a high quality education focused on individualized needs.”

Fox replaced Carrie Borcherding, who was recently hired as Woodbridge School District’s director of special services.

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