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New Leader Appointed For Special Education Programs In Greenwich Schools

Carolyn "Carrie" Borcherding
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GREENWICH, Conn. – A teacher with 10 years of experience in special education has been named as the new special education program coordinator for the Greenwich Public Schools.

Carolyn "Carrie" Borcherding will take over the job effective Aug. 21, said Greenwich Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea,

Borcherding has been a Special Education Coach and Summer School Site Supervisor for the Greenwich Public Schools since 2015.

“Carrie has proven to be an asset to Greenwich High School through her role as a special education coach and IEP meeting facilitator," Director of Pupil Personnel Services Mary Forde said. "I am confident she will bring her instructional and organizational skills to her new role as Special Education Administrator for the benefit of the whole district. Her knowledge of Greenwich and understanding of the IDEA will make for a very smooth transition.”

Her predecessor, Jeffrey Libby, has been appointed assistant principal of Parkway School.

Borcherding began her career as special education teacher in Washington state in 2007, moving to the Greenwich Public Schools in 2015 as a District Special Education Coach. She has been the Site Supervisor for the GPS summer program in 2016 and 2017, and also served as the Dean of Students in an internship role for a school of 2,200 students in Washington before moving to the East Coast.

She earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in special education from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 2007, and an administrative leadership certificate from City University in Seattle in 2015.

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