Above is the full video of Dr. Manuel Rivera's public address to the Board of Education Tuesday night at City Hall.
Tuesday, the board approved the contract that will make Rivera Norwalk's next Superintendent of Schools.
Rivera will begin his term on July 18.
Rivera is a seasoned educational administrator, having served as superintendent in Rochester, NY public schools, and as Deputy Secretary of Education for the State of New York. He has been commended for his work, being named 2006 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Superintendents, and receiving the TEC Champion Award from the Congressional Black Caucus in 2005.
In a questionnaire filled out during the hiring process, Rivera told the Board that he is “very knowledgeable about the City of Norwalk and knows first-hand that it is a wonderful and terrific community in which to live … I was a Norwalk resident (homeowner) and parent for many years.”
Full coverage of Tuesday's board meeting can be found here: http://norwalk.itsrelevant.com/content/15001/Norwalk_Schools_Have_New_Superintendent