Office of the Superintendent

                    Megan Bennett

I am honored to be part of the Region 12 school system with its reputation for innovation and excellence in education.  As the Region continues to change and evolve, it brings opportunities that allow students to have various experiences within their educational careers.  We are centered around our students’ achievement.  Schools are the gateway to future successful adults.

My expectation for our schools is that we deliver a world-class education system designed around the needs of students.  Students are not limited to learning reading, writing, and arithmetic in isolation. We provide our students with ways to compete in the global market.  Our students need to be able to communicate, collaborate, problem-solve, and creatively think as they enter into the ever-expanding job market. As educators, we seek to grow all students to their fullest potential while still addressing their developmental and emotional needs.

The Agriscience Academy at Shepaug Valley School is our newest learning pathway for students in high school. I am excited about the opportunities we are building for our students.  The principles of sustainability and environmental consciousness are the foundations of our program as we prepare students for the 21st-century agriculture demands utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. The Shepaug Agriscience vision will capitalize on responsible farming practices, biotechnologies, veterinary skills, and crop engineering.  Our students learn by harnessing the power of technology to reduce demands on our earth.

All of our schools continue to provide our students with personalized learning experiences.  We grow children's intellectually curious minds by providing them opportunities both within and beyond the classroom.  We will continue to connect our three elementary schools so that our students can have more shared experiences.

I ask members of the Region 12 communities to share the accomplishments of our children proudly.  We are always designing Region 12 opportunities as a premium educational experience.

I encourage you to look into our schools and the opportunities afforded to our students.  My email address is  I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your experiences, opportunities, and children.  You will find our small schools hold big possibilities.


    Name Contact Information
    Megan Bennett 
    Superintendent of Schools


    twitter: @r12_super

    Debby Bliven
    Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools