Robert Villanova serves as a district leadership consultant for the Partners for Educational Leadership. He was a charter member of the Superintendents’ Network and now works as a facilitator/consultant in support of the Superintendents’ Network and other Center leadership development initiatives. Bob also serves on the faculty of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, and is the director of the Executive Leadership Program.
From 1993 through January 2009, Bob served as superintendent of the Farmington, Connecticut Public Schools. He was honored as the Neag School of Education Outstanding Superintendent in 2003 and the Connecticut Association of School Superintendents’ Superintendent of the Year in 2008. He was also honored with the CAPSS Emeritus Award in 2012, Educational Leader of the Year in 2013 by the CT Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the CAPSS Presidential Award in 2017. He was appointed in March 2013 as the director of LEAD Connecticut. He continues to be involved in numerous leadership-development initiatives including organizing and presenting Advanced Leadership Development Seminars for superintendents in Connecticut, supporting the professional development partnership between the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents and the Neag School of Education, and providing leadership development institutes for district leadership teams and boards of education. He also has served an executive coach for more than 15 Connecticut superintendents over the past few years.