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Dr. ALaN ADDLEY named
Connecticut's 2019 Superintendent of the Year

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Dr. Alan Addley is in his eleventh year as the Superintendent of Granby Public Schools in Granby, Connecticut. A native of Northern Ireland, Alan started his career as a professional soccer player and mathematics teacher. Alan has thirty-four years of administrative and teaching experience in private and public schools in the United States and Ireland.

Addley received his Ed.D. from UConn’s Neag School of Education in 2014. Prior to this, Addley earned his Connecticut Intermediate Administrator Certification in 1997 and a Connecticut Superintendent Certificate from the Executive Leadership Program in 2007, both from the Neag School. Addley received a Bachelor of Science degree in education and mathematics from the New University of Ulster in Northern Ireland in 1984 and a Master of Science degree in education from Western Connecticut State University in 1993.

Addley’s prior professional work experience includes working as the Director of Studies for Rumsey Hall Soccer School in Washington, Connecticut overseeing academic life starting in 1988. In 1993, Addley served as the Math Department Chair at the Gunnery School in Washington, Connecticut and, in 1994, became the Acting Math Department Chair at Wamogo Regional High School in Litchfield, Connecticut. He became Vice-Principal of Watertown High School in 1996 and Assistant Principal in 1997 at Hazelwood Integrated College in Northern Ireland. In 1998, Addley returned to Connecticut and began working as Assistant Principal of Granby Memorial High School.

Addley became Principal of Granby Memorial High in 2001, where he implemented a professional learning community model for school
improvement that has resulted in a significant increase in student achievement and increased program opportunities for all students. He
has served as Superintendent of Granby Public Schools since 2008. 

During his tenure, the high school was the first public high school in the state of Connecticut recognized by the Connecticut State
Department of Education as a Connecticut Vanguard High Performing School, the middle school was recognized as a Connecticut Middle
School of the Year, and the intermediate school was recognized as a Federal Blue Ribbon School. 

As a Solution Tree Associate Consultant for professional development, he has presented at national conferences and has worked with school districts across the country on professional learning communities, leadership, and school improvement. 

Addley is a Past President of CAPSS and was the recipient of the 2017 UConn Neag School Alumni Outstanding School Superintendent Award.