Stratford’s Cornish to be named Superintendent of the Year

Connecticut PTSA will name Irene Cornish, the outgoing acting superintendent of Stratford Public Schools, Outstanding Superintendent of the Year at its annual awards dinner on April 27.

Cornish announced her intent to retire Jan. 1 of 2013 at a school board meeting in January. Cornish was superintendent for six years before she was named acting superintendent after her quasi-retirement in June 2009.

Education Board Chairman Gavin Forrester has said the board hopes to hire a full-time replacement for Cornish by the time she leaves the district.