Ridgefield Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Baldwin.
Dr. Baldwin, who served as the superintendent in Watertown from 2008 to 2011, and then as the superintendent for Suffield Public Schools from 2011 – 2015 before taking the place of Deborah Low in Ridgefield. Dr. Baldwin, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Hartford and a master’s in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, is a member of the Leadership Advisory Committee of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents and has been a regular presenter at the University of Connecticut’s executive leadership program since 2009.
“Dr. Baldwin has demonstrated the ability to bring an entire school community together around a vision for student learning and is considered a state leader in her ability to create a culture of learning and high performance,” said Diane Ullman, who calls on Dr. Baldwin regularly to lecture new superintendents at the NEAG School of Education at the University of Connecticut.
Prior to her superintendent posts, Dr. Baldwin served in a number of administrative roles, including assistant superintendent, director of human resources, middle school assistant principal, and athletic director.