Dr. Janice Jordan, Associate Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Janice Jordan was appointed to the position of Associate Superintendent and began her work in Bethel on August 1, 2005. Dr. Jordan started her career as a 4th grade teacher. She became an English teacher and chairman of the department at Deerfield High School in suburban Chicago. Dr. Jordan became Assistant Principal of Cheshire High School in 1993, where she supervised the revision of curriculum and began an innovative foreign exchange program. She served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction K-12 for the Cheshire Public Schools from 1995 to 1999. In that position, she led the district’s technology and curriculum initiatives and wrote numerous successful grants. Dr. Jordan also served as Assistant Superintendent in New Fairfield where she directed instructional programs that raised CMT scores significantly. From June 2001 to June 2005, Dr. Jordan served as Superintendent of Schools in New Hartford where she oversaw two major building projects, changed the budget building and monitoring processes, and implemented major curriculum revisions in mathematics, language arts, science, technology, and health education. In Bethel, Dr. Jordan oversees all curricula K-12, teacher and administrator supervision and evaluation, technology, and all assessment programs. She has been charged with beginning an educational foundation which is already gaining momentum.
Dr. Jordan received her BA in English from the University of Delaware, her MSED in Reading from Northern Illinois University, her administrative degrees from National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois, and her Ph. D. in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut. She is an avid reader who loves to cook and entertain friends, and she is someone who enjoys lively conversation, movies, and family time. She is most passionate about child welfare issues, and she volunteers her time training others in the “Protecting God’s Children” program for the Diocese of Bridgeport. She is a resident of Sherman with her husband, Jim Dyas.