New Bedford Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Anderson has announced that he will be leaving the district and taking the position of leading public schools in his hometown of East Hartford, Connecticut.

Expressing his gratitude towards the parents, students, and staff in New Bedford, Anderson said in a statement, “We have raised overall expectations, made significant capital improvements, and increased academic achievement in many areas.”

Anderson has been in charge of the district since 2018 and his initiatives include increasing enrollment, creating dual-language opportunities, and establishing a magnet academy at New Bedford High School, as reported by the district.

Prior to his role as superintendent in New Bedford, Anderson served as the superintendent of schools in Randolph, Massachusetts, from 2014 to 2018.

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