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Scott Nozik Named West Hill Elementary School Principal

Former principal Megan Bennett left West Hill School after one year for a position in Southington.

 

The board of education appointed Scott J. Nozik as the new principal at at its meeting Thursday night. 

Nozik will replace Megan Bennett, who leaves after only . Bennett was by the Southington Board of Education as the new principal at in late April.

Before coming to Rocky Hill, Nozik was a principal at Dr. Thomas S. Connell Elementary School in East Hartford for seven years and spent five years as the principal of Polk Elementary School in Oakville.

Nozik, who did not attend the meeting, also has experience working with middle and high school students. He started his career as a general science and health instructor at and has been a teacher, athletic director and assistant principal at Saint Edward School in Stafford Springs.

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The selection of Nozik was reccomended by the new Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark F. Zito, who was , according to .

Nozik will be paid $131,799 per year and is expected to start his new position on July 30.

A official meet and greet for the Rocky Hill community with Nozik will be held before the first day of school. No formal date has been set.

"We have a close knit community that would like to meet him," said Board of Education Member Maria Mennella, who was the only member to abstain from the vote.

Jennifer June 22, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Dissapointed in the appointment of an outside candidate when an internal candidate was qualified. Mrs. Skelly is a talented educator who has proven dedication and loyalty to a district that can not retain adminstrators including superintendent, athletic director, and principal. Fellow educators and parents were hopefully Mrs. Skelly would have the opportunity to lead West Hill School, especially after the early departure of Mrs. Bennett. Unfortunately, the new incoming superintendent did not listen to them. Hopefully, Mr. Nozik will stick around for more than a year! Would like to see stability and longevity in Rocky Hill Public School adminstrators which includes Mr. Zito. Let's get RHPS back on track!

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