NORWALK, Conn. -- Frank C. Costanzo recently joined the Norwalk Public Schools as its chief of school operations.
Costanzo joins Norwalk from his role as principal of New Haven’s Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, a magnet school where he had served since 2009. During his tenure, the school was honored by U.S. News & World Report as a Connecticut Silver Medal High School and was recognized for its success in raising graduation rates, college enrollment and college persistence.
In addition to designing the school’s new vision, his responsibilities included administrator coaching and evaluation; leading all operations, systems, and curriculum and instructional areas; and overseeing a $5 million site-based budget. He also oversaw all marketing and recruitment efforts for the school, resulting in more than 1,100 applicants for 180 seats in 2015. His district level leadership experience in New Haven Public Schools included his current roles as a new principal coach and as a facilitator of district-level professional development sessions for principals.
Costanzo’s other experience in New Haven included roles as interim principal of New Haven’s Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy, a K-8 school, and as a teacher, administrative intern and director of after-school programs at New Haven Academy High School.
While at the Harvard School of Education, he was principal-intern at The Morse Elementary School in Cambridge, Mass. He is a member of the League of Innovative Schools, the New England Secondary Consortium of Schools, and the Coalition of Essential Schools, and also serves on the board of directors for the Shubert Theatre.
Costanzo is currently a doctoral candidate in organization leadership at Columbia University, Teachers College. He holds a Master of Education degree in educational leadership from Harvard University; a Master of Arts in teaching secondary education from Brown University, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Quinnipiac University.
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