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About Dr. Joshua Starr

posted Apr 26, 2011, 12:06 PM by GTA Administrator   [ updated May 1, 2011, 5:27 PM ]
At 7 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011 Montgomery County Public Schools announced the selection of Dr. Joshua Starr to succeed Dr. Jerry Weast as Superintendent.  Read the MCPS press release.

Dr. Starr began as a teacher in 1993 and has spanned a variety of educational positions. Dr. Starr has been the superintendent in Stamford since 2005.... Previously, he served at the executive level in the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation, where he held the position of Director of School Performance and Accountability. Dr. Starr’s first position with the New York City Department of Education was as Deputy Senior Instructional Manager. 

Dr. Starr began his career as a special education teacher in the New York City Public Schools working with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents.  He has also served in administrative roles in Plainfield, New Jersey and Freeport, New York.... Dr. Starr holds a doctorate degree in administration and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has published articles in many journals in the field of education.

News Stories about the Announcement

Connecticut and Stamford Public Schools

Interviews with Dr. Starr

Connecticut News Teacher Talk blog ran a series of stories about, and interviews with, Dr. Starr earlier this year.  You can see them here:

Stamford Parent Groups

Stories about Dr. Starr and Detracking

Dr. Starr was engaged in fight over “detracking” during his tenure in Stamford.



Special education

  • http://www.connecticutspecialeducationlawyer.com/special-ed-ct-specific/how-the-pj-case-impacts-connecticut-special-education/
  • http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/deps/SA/SA_PJ_Final02.pdf \
  • http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/SPP/PJIndicatorAPPB.pdf
  • http://www.wiltonvillager.com/story/499093
  • http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Settlement/Stamford.pdf