New Bedford superintendent to leave for Connecticut job

East Hartford Public Schools provided this photo of Thomas Anderson.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — New Bedford Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Anderson is leaving his post.

Anderson has been hired as the new superintendent in East Hartford, Connecticut.

“I am excited to be returning to the East Hartford Schools in my hometown, and where I started my teaching career 26 years ago,” he said. “I have a clear understanding of the East Hartford Public Schools’ commitment to academic excellence with a lens on equity and supporting the whole student.”

Anderson started as superintendent in New Bedford in 2018.

“I am proud that during our time together New Bedford Public Schools…we have raised overall expectations, made significant capital improvements, and increased academic achievement in many areas,” he said.

His last day with the district is on June 30. He will take over East Hartford on July 1.

“I am dedicated to the mission of educating all students,” said Anderson.

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