VIDEO: New Canaan High School Class of 2015 Graduates

New Canaan High School Class of 2015 Graduation
Uploaded by Michael Dinan on 2015-06-19. After graduating from Princeton with a bachelor’s degree in English, and with honors from NYU School of Law, Stephen Vehslage worked his way toward a successful law practice, working primarily in civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense. All seemed to be going well to those who surrounded him, but inside, Vehslage had serious doubts the path he’d charted for himself was the right one. After some intense soul-searching, Vehslage decided that it was time to change course and go back to school, to become a teacher. Vehslage is now a 15-year veteran of New Canaan High School but his first year was anything but smooth, he told hundreds of Class of 2015 seniors and their families and friends on Thursday, in a keynote address during graduation ceremonies.

William Egan Hired as New Principal of New Canaan High School

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi on Tuesday announced that the principal of a regional middle/high school in Litchfield will start July 1 as the new principal of New Canaan High School. William Egan in the past has served as assistant principal at Brookfield High School and as dean of students at Norwalk High School, according to a press release issued by the district. Egan “demonstrated the attributes the New Canaan High School community sought,” Luizzi said in the press release. Those include “his outstanding leadership abilities as an innovative and intuitive leader of staff and students; dedication to the concept and practice of positive school culture and core values; understanding of the value parents as partners bring to the educational experience; expertise as an instructional leader with a deep understanding of current standards and assessment processes; experience with the implementation of technology into curriculum as a tool and resource.”

Luizzi—himself a former Brookfield High School principal, prior to NCHS—said the search took in information from teachers, parents, Board of Ed members, administrators, faculty, staff, students and members of the community. “Mr. Egan emerged as the outstanding choice to lead New Canaan High School” following three rounds of candidate interviews, the superintendent said.