Embattled ex-employee hired in Massachusetts

The woman who took the heat for Darien’s special education debacle was hired as a top administrator in a Massachusetts school district, and she got help getting this job from a Darien employee who is currently on paid leave.
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Alleged ringleader of special ed disaster retires early

After 10 years in Darien, Judith Pandolfo has retired from Darien Schools.

Pandolfo previously served as assistant superintendent, overseeing the elementary schools. However, a recent reorganization of district administration left her without a job. In a press release sent late Wednesday morning, Interim Superintendent Lynne Pierson announced Pandolfo’s decision to resign a year earlier than expected.
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Parents and teacher united, and divided, on school climate

Parents and teachers shared diverse opinions on the public school district’s strengths and weaknesses in written comments on a school survey, offering a detailed glimpse into a district of historically excellent academics that has fallen under heavy scrutiny over the past year because of mismanagement and illegal activity, which has led to high turnover and questions of where the district is headed.
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