Rachel Sexton has been appointed as Branford School District’s next Assistant Superintendent of Schools. She begins work on July 1. Sexton is described in a press release as “an exemplary educational leader with vast experiences in public education. She has worked extensively in urban and suburban school districts to develop viable curricula for students.”
She replaces Dr. Anthony Buono, who will serve as assistant superintendent of schools in Westport beginning July 1.
Since August Sexton has been enrolled in the Advanced Official Certification Program at Central Connecticut State University and has regularly attended Branford’s Board of Education meetings.
“We are fortunate to have Rachel join our wonderful district, her credentials are impressive, her reputation wonderful, her performance proven and her character impeccable,” said Superintendent Hamlet M. Hernandez.
Sexton will oversee the PreK-12 academic program and serve as part of the executive leadership team of the district. She was previously with the Area Cooperative Services Center (ACES) where she has served as the chief of ACES Institute, responsible for customized fee-for-service solutions to 25 Connecticut school districts. Prior to that assignment, she served as the director of Talent Development and as an education specialist for ACES.
Sexton has also taught high school in New Haven, Madison, Stamford, and in the state of Maryland and earned her bachelor’s degree in history at Dartmouth College with a minor in education. She also studied at Brown University and Wesleyan College.