Richard Carmelich, Jr., Ph.D.

Richard Carmelich, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Carmelich received his bachelors degree in English from Brown University in 1969. He began teaching English that year in Hackensack High School in New Jersey. By June of 1970, he earned a Masters of Arts in the Teaching of English from Fairleigh Dickinson University and began teaching night classes to adults at FDU’s Edward Williams College. In 1975, he was awarded a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Montclair State University.

In 1980, he became an Associate Principal in Regional School District No.4 (Chester, Deep River, and Essex). He then assumed the role of Principal of Haddam-Killingworth High School in Regional School District No.17 (Haddam and Killingworth) where he remained for thirteen years. During that time, he completed his doctoral studies at The University of Connecticut. The title of his dissertation was “A Study Of What Successful Connecticut Suburban High Schools Do To Enhance Teaching And Learning In Their Schools” This and other collaborative studies were done in support of the State Department of Education’s Connecticut Standards for School Leaders.

Dr. Carmelich became Superintendent of Schools for Regional School District No. 7 (Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, and Norfolk) in 1998. He moved on to Regional School District No. 12 as its Superintendent in 2003, from which he retired in January of 2007.

Degrees and Certifications

    • Bachelors degree in English from Brown University in 1969
    • Masters of Arts in the Teaching of English from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1970
    • Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Montclair State University in 1975

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