Public Hearings Set for Superintendent Search

On Monday, July 26, the public will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the hiring of the next superintendent of Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools. Hearings will be held at a 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons at Joel Barlow High School, 100 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, Conn. School protocol on mask-wearing will apply and will be posted at the front entrance. 

Dr. Rydell Harrison, superintendent of the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools, resigned his position on June 25. He assumed the position in August 2020, following the retirement of Dr. Thomas McMorran. Dr. Harrison’s last day is Sept 23.

A Personnel Search Committee has been formed to find Harrison’s replacement. The committee includes three members from each board. Easton board members are Devon Wible, Jenny Chieda and Jeff Parker. Region 9 board members are Mike D’Agostino, Cheryl Graziano and Maureen Williams. Redding board members are Chris Hocker, Heather Whaley and Mike Hoffman.

Joseph Erardi, a superintendent search consultant, is contractually obliged to lead the search at no cost to the district because Dr. Harrison worked for the district for less than 24 months.

Any resident needing additional information on the community conversation should contact Dr. Erardi at