Falcone Named HR Director for Stamford Schools

"Superintendent Stamford Public Schools Dr. Winifred Hamilton and the Stamford Board of Education announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen Falcone as Executive Director Human Resources [...]"

Not long after he resigned under fire as Superintendent of Darien Schools, Stephen Falcone of New Canaan has been named human resources director for Stamford Public Schools.

Here's the news release from Stamford Public Schools:

Posted on: [Tuesday] November 26, 2013 - 8:21 p.m.

Stamford, Conn.— Superintendent Stamford Public Schools Dr. Winifred Hamilton and the Stamford Board of Education announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen Falcone as Executive Director Human Resources, replacing Fay Ruotolo, who served as Interim Executive Director since August 2011.

Falcone spent 16 years in the Darien School District, most recently serving as its Superintendent from July 2010 until October 2013.Prior to his role as Superintendent, Falcone was Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education in Darien from 2005 to 2010.

He also held a number of administrative and teaching positions throughout his career, including principal at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, N.Y. ; assistant principal at Darien High School; Dean of Students at Middlebrook School in Wilton; and teaching positions at the high school level.

Falcone also taught as an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University, the University of Bridgeport, and Manhattanville College.

In the role as Executive Director Human Resources, Falcone will report directly to the Superintendent and be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the district’s efforts to recruit and retain the most highly qualified employees for the Stamford Public Schools.

Falcone will serve as an advisor to the Superintendent and her Cabinet in all areas of employee relations, including contract negotiations.He will also oversee the new employee evaluations.

“Although we will miss Ms. Ruotolo’s knowledge of and years of experience in our district,” said Superintendent Winifred Hamilton, “I know Dr. Falcone’s education, experience, and demonstrated leadership will prove to be an asset to our district leadership team.I look forward to working with him.”

Board President Geoff Alswanger concurred, adding, “Falcone’s experience as both an educator and building administrator will be invaluable as he leads our professional evaluation process.”

Falcone earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Amherst College; a master’s degree in Social Studies from Wesleyan University; a CAS in Educational Administration from Sacred Heart University; and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Connecticut.


Stamford Public Schools (SPS) comprises 16,000 students, 1,500 professionals, and 20 schools, including six magnet and two International Baccalaureate schools. SPS has a total of 12 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools. The mission of SPS is to prepare each and every student for higher education and success in the 21st century.


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