No more “interim” for Harding principal
BRIDGEPORT — It took two years and four months but Dane Brown is no longer the interim principal at Warren Harding High School.
From now on, call him simply principal.
Sitting with a sizable contingent of staff, parents and students in the audience waiting for them to reach the administrative appointments section of the city school board agenda, Brown was unanimously approved as principal of Harding on Monday.
The vote came atn the recommendation of Schools Superintendent Aresta Johnson who called Brown a dynamic leader.
Brown, who came to the district in 2013 as a Harding assistant principal, said he was extremely excited.
“I have want this for quite some time,” said Brown, who took over as interim principal in April 2016. Previous to that he was an assistant principal at Central. He started his career in Springfield, Massachusetts and was a counselor before turning to administration.
Brown said now that Harding is in a great new facility, it is positioned to do wonderful things. The new building on the city’s East End opened in August. The school this week is getting an accreditation visit from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is also expecting a team from the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Committee there to check on Sheena Graham, a state finalist for the 2019 title.