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David Abbey named interim Westport schools chief

Melanie EspinalMay 21, 2019

WESTPORT — David Abbey is returning to Westport Public Schools as the interim superintendent.

At a meeting Monday night, the Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint the former coordinator of a regional special education program to the role, effective May 8.

Abbey replaces Acting Superintendent Anthony Buono, who took over following former Superintendent Colleen Palmer’s abrupt departure due to “medical reasons” in April.

“For me working in Westport is a homecoming of sort,” said Abbey, who was the coordinator of the Westport Regional Center and Department of Special Education at Staples High School from 1981 to 1987.

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