Virtual Community Forum Set for Superintendent Search

As the ER9 Boards of Education searches for the district’s next superintendent, community members have a few ways they can weigh in.

On Wednesday, July 28, Dr. Joseph Erardi, the search consultant working with the boards of education, will facilitate a 7 p.m. community forum on Continue reading “Virtual Community Forum Set for Superintendent Search”

Superintendent Harrison Details Difficult Decision to Leave ER9 Schools

When Dr. Rydell Harrison steps down as Easton Redding and Region 9 superintendent on Sept. 23, he will leave with the knowledge that the work he helped put in place to improve education for all students will go on.

At 45, Dr. Harrison has a long career ahead of him and a rewarding Continue reading “Superintendent Harrison Details Difficult Decision to Leave ER9 Schools”

Three Boards Will Discuss Appointing a New Superintendent June 30

Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison notified the Boards of Education of the three districts of his intent to resign on June 25. The three boards will discuss a process for appointing a new superintendent at a special joint meeting on June 30.

Dr. Harrison Continue reading “Three Boards Will Discuss Appointing a New Superintendent June 30”

Trials and Joys of Leading ER9 Schools in the Pandemic

An Interview with Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison

The Easton, Redding and Region 9 school district comprises five highly competitive schools in two towns with three separate schools boards. The superintendent’s position demands exceptional governance in the best of times.

Continue reading “Trials and Joys of Leading ER9 Schools in the Pandemic”

Redding School Member Tests Positive for Covid-19

November 19, 2020

Dear ER9 Families, Faculty and Staff:

This afternoon, we were notified that one member of the Redding Elementary School community tested positive for COVID-19.  All close contacts will be notified and quarantining protocols will be put in place in accordance with Continue reading “Redding School Member Tests Positive for Covid-19”

Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism

Easton, Redding and Region 9 Boards of Education Create Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees, Barlow Alumni and Students Form Social Justice Clubs

Across the country, activists have sustained months of protesting, sparked by the death of George Floyd and fueled by what many Continue reading “Easton Responds to Calls for Anti-Racism”

Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools Launch Survey for new Superintendent

The Boards of Education of Easton, Redding and Region 9 have jointly engaged Dr. Joseph Erardi to conduct a comprehensive search for the next ER9 superintendent of schools. 

Dr. Erardi, a former superintendent of the Newtown schools, has conducted numerous searches for school Continue reading “Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools Launch Survey for new Superintendent”

‘The secret is …’ Reflections on 25 Years of Working Together as Educators

I have so many things I can share about my 25-year-plus working relationship with Tom (Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran).  It is important to note that he is one year older than I  (at least that is important to me!)

Let’s see, we began teaching together at Ridgefield High School Continue reading “‘The secret is …’ Reflections on 25 Years of Working Together as Educators”

Parents Get Answers 24/7 on Hospital Hotline

Parents worried about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their children’s health can take some comfort from the fact that the medical profession has “really good data  from China” and “children do exceptionally well with this illness. 

“There has been an exceptionally low Continue reading “Parents Get Answers 24/7 on Hospital Hotline”

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