Greenwich schools hires program coordinator for special ed; new admin previously held post in Darien

Theresa Fox is joining Greenwich Public Schools as the elementary and middle school special education program coordinator, Superintendent Toni Jones announced July 28, 2022.

Theresa Fox is joining Greenwich Public Schools as the elementary and middle school special education program coordinator, Superintendent Toni Jones announced July 28, 2022.

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GREENWICH — The former leader of special education in Darien is moving to the Greenwich Public Schools as the program coordinator for elementary and middle school special education, effective immediately.

Theresa Fox will create and oversee programs for disabled students and report to Stacey Heiligenthaler, chief officer of special education and student supports, 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. “Her extensive background in special education and literacy instruction will be a great asset and an invaluable resource to our staff and students as, together as a community, we continue to build on our commitment to the enhancement of academic success, access to programs, protocols, practices and compliance for all students.”

Fox, former chair of the special education and student support services department in Darien Public Schools, also previously worked at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich for 28 years as a special education teacher and educational adviser.

She had worked in Darien schools since 2017, first as a special education teacher at Middlesex Middle School before she was promoted to the department chairmanship in 2019.

Fox earned 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 Sacred Heart University.

She studied remedial reading and remedial language arts at Albertus Magnus College.

“I am excited to be joining the 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 all students receive high quality instruction focused on individualized needs.”

Fox replaced Carrie Borcherding, who recently was hired as the special services director for the Woodbridge School District.

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