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Paul Freeman
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Paul Freeman

Paul Freeman earned his bachelor’s at Keene State University, completed his masters and sixth year degrees at Southern Connecticut State University and received his doctorate from the University of Connecticut.

Freeman has been a Connecticut educator for more than 20 years and has been the Superintendent of Schools in Guilford, CT for 10 years. He is also a Professor of Practice at the University of Connecticut in the Neag School of Education. Paul has served as teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent. He has published numerous works in the field of education and is a frequent presenter at national and regional educational conferences and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Past AASA Connecticut Superintendent of the Year Winners:

2020 Connecticut Superintendent of the Year: Kathleen C. Greider

2019 Connecticut Superintendent of the Year: Alan Addley


About the Superintendent of the Year:

As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public  education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.

About the Award:

The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.

State level winners are selected on the following criteria:

  • Leadership for Learning
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Community Involvement

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