New Bedford Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Anderson has announced his departure from the district to lead the public schools in his hometown of East Hartford, Connecticut. In a statement, Anderson expressed his appreciation to the parents, students, and staff of New Bedford for collectively raising overall expectations, making significant capital improvements, and improving academic achievements in many areas.

Anderson, who took up the district’s leadership role in 2018, introduced several initiatives, including increasing enrollment and dual-language opportunities, as well as creating a magnet academy at New Bedford High School. Before his tenure in New Bedford, Anderson had served as the superintendent of schools in Randolph, Massachusetts, from 2014 to 2018.

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