NORWALK, Conn. – Myrna Tortorello, principal of Marvin School in Norwalk, has been given a new role as principal on special assignment to the superintendent. Sue Ellen O’Shea, assistant principal at Kendall School, will take over as interim principal at Marvin.
Tortorello’s new role was approved by the Norwalk Board of Education at its Tuesday night meeting.
Among Tortorello’s new responsibilities will be the oversight of several federally funded programs, including Section 504 of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the implementation of scientific research-based interventions to ensure academic growth and achievement of students. She will also oversee the academically talented program and support schools in their transition to Common Core State Standards.
The school board also authorized Interim Superintendent Tony Daddona to hire to fill vacant, funded teaching positions. These vacant positions were created by additional resignations and retirements. At this time, all teacher layoffs have been completed, the board said.