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Superintendent of Schools

       Dr. Patricia Cosentino

On July 1, 2018, Dr. Patricia Cosentino began her tenure as Superintendent of the New Fairfield Public School District. She is extremely honored to be working in such a well-respected school district. She is excited to tackle the challenges that await and looks forward to working with the children, staff, families and community members to ensure that all students receive the best education possible. 

Dr. Cosentino just completed a six-year tenure as the Region 12 School District Superintendent. She is proud of her work in the Litchfield County communities of Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington and led the charge for the 20th CT Agriscience STEM program at Shepaug Valley School. Before that Dr. C. was employed for 11 years in the Bethel School System, beginning her career there in 2001 as the Principal of Frank A. Berry School.  In 2006 Dr. Cosentino assumed the principalship of Bethel High School. Before her time in CT she worked in Public School 206Q in Rego Park, New York as a teacher, an Assistant Principal and five years as the Principal.  Dr. Cosentino also worked for one year in Columbus School in Bridgeport, CT.  Her varied experiences have allowed her to meet wonderful children and families and embrace the varied school communities.  She has fostered positive relationships with staff in her capacity as a school leader. 

Dr. Cosentino received her Doctorate in Instructional Education from Western Connecticut State University in 2008 and continues to be involved in the educational program as she mentors administrative candidates and works as an adjunct professor in the Doctoral Program.  She is currently the President of WCSU’s Phi Delta Kappa and stays involved with the University on many levels. 

Dr. Cosentino currently resides in Bethel with her son, Vincent and their dog Dallas. Dr. C. loves spending quality time with her family; she has a Mom in New York City, three sisters, two brothers-in-law, seven nephews and one niece. Dr. Cosentino loves going to NYC to visit friends and see shows on Broadway. She is a big music fan and her favorite is Bruce Springsteen. Dr. Cosentino enjoys the outdoors, both the country and the beach, appreciating the beauty and serenity of nature. 

Dr. C absolutely loves her job and she has a passion for public education and students. She is an educator who strives to be a positive advocate and role model for other educators and one who demonstrates integrity in words and deeds. She aspires to represent what is best about our profession, and leads by example, putting the children she serves, first. Dr. C will put one hundred percent of her effort into making the New Fairfield School District a safe place for children to live, laugh and learn. She understands the importance of “practicing an attitude of gratitude.” Dr. C looks forward to working with the Board of Education, the staff, the children and the New Fairfield community. 
 Last updated on 7/06/2018