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Superintendent's Corner

Susan Lessard

Susan Lessard

District - Central Office, District - System Wide

Dear Norwich Public Schools Families and Staff,

This letter is written to inform you that Susan M. Lessard has been named Acting Superintendent of Norwich Public Schools by the Norwich Board of Education as of September 18, 2023.  Ms. Lessard has been in education for over 25 years and has been the Principal of John B. Stanton Elementary School in Norwich for the past 6 years.

Ms. Lessard began her acting post on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Ms. Lessard first joined Norwich Public Schools in 2017, when she was named Principal. Previously, Ms. Lessard worked in Cheshire Public Schools as an Assistant Principal; prior to that experience, she was an elementary teacher in East Lyme Public Schools. 

Ms. Lessard holds a B.A. from Western Connecticut State University; an M.S. in Education from Eastern Connecticut; an 092 Certificate in Administration from Southern Connecticut State University; and an 093 Superintendent Certificate from Sacred Heart University.

With a wealth of experience in public education and with service as a United States Army Veteran, Ms. Lessard is “humbled and honored to have been asked to help Norwich Public Schools at this time.” She remains deeply committed to the students, families, community, faculty and staff in working together to ensure a successful, rewarding school year for all.


Robert Aldi
Board of Education Chairman

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