The , located on East Main Road in Middletown, recently announced the recipients of the annual "Community Citizens of the Year Awards" at a special ceremony held on the lawn in front of the hall with Town Council representatives.
Patch is spotlighting each recipent to get to know our outstanding citizens a little better.
Citizen of the Year Honor: 2011 Principal of the Year
Recipient: , is retiring after a 41-year career in education, with 24 of those years of service at Gaudet Middle School.
Middletown Resident: 22 years
Accomplishments: Making Gaudet a high performing school (so much so that roughly 1,000 students flash-mob danced for him as a proper send-off).
What people are saying: “He has been an important part of Middletown’s schools for a long time. I wish him well in his retirement and he will be missed,” said Forest Avenue Principal and fellow Citizen of the Year award recipient .
Where he sees himself in five years: Enjoying life, enjoying his grandchildren and eventually staying involved in education.