Regional School District 13’s school board approved on Feb. 28 a new director of student services and special education.
Scott Rossignol, of Southington, began as a school psychologist. After earning his administrative certification, he worked as a special education supervisor in Avon Public Schools before moving on to Farmington Public Schools, where he has held the position for two years.
His new position in RSD13 will be for Rossignol his first director role.
The 38-year-old said RSD13 has a great reputation statewide, a reason why he applied to the job.
“The size of the district appeals to me,” Rossignol said. “It’s a bit of a small district than I’ve been in, so that’s appealing in my ability to get to know parents and the students and the teachers.”
He said he’s most looking forward to meeting faculty and staff and learning the culture of each of the schools to “get a sense of how I can facilitate excellent special education programming district-wide.”
Before becoming a school psychologist, he worked at the psychiatric in-patient unit for children and adolescents at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford.
“Working in that capacity was very intrinsically rewarding and profound and propelled me to go to graduate school for school psychology,” he said.
Superintendent Kathryn Veronesi said Rossignol comes from high-performing school districts and has a foundation that comes from a place of observation, listening and building relationships.
“He is a person who has a very strong background in several areas, in particular his work as a mental health professional,” Veronesi said. “He is a person of tremendous integrity, personal and professional”
Position salary and start date are to be determined.