Middletown School District Associate Head Now Interim Principal at Avon High

Dr. John W. Sullivan, who filled in while Middletown Public Schools searched for a permanent associate superintendent, has stepped in to help Avon High School find a principal.


The Central Administration of the Avon Public Schools appointed John W. Sullivan, Ed.D., as interim principal at Avon High School on Jan. 2. Most recently, Sullivan served as Interim Associate Superintendent for the Middletown Public Schools.

When Middletown hired hired former principal at Lawrence School Enza Macri last August as the new associate superintendent, she replaced Sullivan.

Dr. Sullivan earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University, a Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Bridgeport. 

Over the duration of his career, Dr. Sullivan served as a high school principal in Nantucket, Massachusetts and Wilton, Connecticut.  He went on to serve as Superintendent of Schools in Westbrook, Connecticut and later retired as Superintendent of Schools for Unified School District II.  

In retirement, Dr. Sullivan has served as Interim Principal at East Lyme High School for two years and Interim Superintendent of Schools in Regional School District 17.  Most recently, Dr. Sullivan served as Interim Associate Superintendent for the Middletown Public Schools.

Dr. Sullivan will replace Jason Beaudin who has accepted a position in the Guilford Public Schools.  Dr. Sullivan will serve as Interim Principal for the remainder of the school year and until a permanent principal is identified using a comprehensive search and selection process.


Gary S. Mala

Superintendent of Schools

Telephone (860) 404-4700



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