Kath Serino (formerly Veronesi) began her career in education as a high school teacher working with students in East Haddam in public school and residential schools. From there she worked in the Cheshire Public School system as an Educational Diagnostician and was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2001. Kath began her administrative career as the Assistant Principal of the Middle School of Plainville and then as Principal of Gilead Hill School in Hebron where she was a CT Association of School’s Principal of the Year Finalist. Kath served as Superintendent of Schools in Regional School District 13 (Durham/Middlefield) for 7 years prior to retiring in January 2021.
Throughout her career, Kath has been engaged in leading people and processes to create systems that enhance organizational well-being and district and community-wide collaboration and improvement. Kath is able to facilitate high level group processes in order to develop and sustain strategic planning and growth in the areas of instruction including development of professional learning communities and instructional rounds; school and community race and equity efforts; declining enrollment, school closures, and district restructuring; school building projects, international partnerships; and overall safety and security.
Kath earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership as well as her Master’s in Special Education and Sixth Year at Central Connecticut State University. Her Bachelor’s degree was completed at Clark University in Worcester, MA.