Superintendent of Schools Bryan Luizzi has announced the appointment of William Egan as the next principal of New Canaan High School effective July 1.

After an extensive search process that included a committee of teachers, parents, Board members and administrators; focus groups comprised of faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members; a leadership profile survey distributed online to all members of the NCHS and greater community; three rounds of candidate interviews; Egan emerged as the choice to lead New Canaan High School.

Since 2009, Egan has served as principal at Wamogo Regional High School, the 7-12 Middle/High School of Region 6 Public Schools located in Litchfield. Wamogo is one of two high schools in Connecticut, and fifty-one nationally, to be recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Wamogo Middle School is currently the only school in Connecticut to be named a Spotlight School by the New England League of Middle Schools for 2014-2017. Prior to his administrative position at Wamogo, Egan served as an Assistant Principal at Brookfield High School and Dean of Students at Norwalk High School. His teaching experience includes high school level Business, middle school level Language Arts, and Math.

Egan was chosen based on his leadership abilities as an innovative and intuitive leader of staff and students; for his dedication to the concept and practice of positive school culture and core values; for his understanding of the value parents as partners bring to the educational experience; for his expertise as an instructional leader with a deep understanding of current standards and assessment processes; and for his experience with the implementation of technology into curriculum as a tool and resource.