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Ashley Holmes is the new Supervisor of Special Education in Region One. Photo submitted

Holmes gets top role in special education

FALLS VILLAGE —  Ashley Holmes is the new Supervisor, of Special Education in Region One.

On May 1, the Region One Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Holmes.

Holmes spent the first three years of her career as a special education teacher at North Canaan Elementary School. Her experience also includes time in the Region 7, New Hartford and LEARN districts, which work to improve the quality of public education for all learners.

Holmes has worked with students and staff from grades K-12. She holds a Liberal Arts Bachelor’s degree from Kaplan University, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, Special Education from the University of Connecticut and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Bridgeport. Recently, Holmes completed the Aspiring Leaders in Special Education program offered by the University of Connecticut.

Region One Superintendent Carter said in a statement “Not only is Ms. Holmes an excellent educator and leader, but she has experience and relationships with Region One families and staff.”

Pat Mechare, the Chairperson of the Region One Board of Education stated “We all welcome Ashley Holmes back to Region One.  We look forward to her long and fruitful relationship with the District as its new Supervisor of Special Education.”

Holmes said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to support Region One families and students and thrilled my story has come full circle.”

Ms. Holmes will begin her work in Region One on July 1, 2023. The salary is $136,398.

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