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Superintendent-in-Residence

Michael T. Conner, Ed.D., is the CEO/Founder of the Agile Evolutionary Group. Dr. Conner also served as Superintendent of Schools (Middletown, CT), Chief Academic Officer (Norwalk, CT), Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning (Willimantic, CT) and Principal of Augusta Lewis Troup School (New Haven, CT). He is the creator and architect of the Disruptive Excellence Framework.

Under his leadership, Middletown Public Schools was recognized as a 2018 – 2019 AASA/SPN National Innovation and Transformational District, which only seventeen districts nationally received this distinction. Dr. Conner’s vision and design for the Innovative Lab at Beman Middle School (Middletown, CT) was selected as a New England Finalist for Innovative Space of the Year by Tech and Learning Magazine. Also, Middletown Public Schools received the honor as a 2019 – 2020 and 2020 – 2021 National Innovative District by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Additionally, Middletown Public Schools was selected as a 2021 – 2022 Learning 2025 National Commission Demonstration District by the National School Superintendents Association (AASA).

Dr. Conner obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education/ Humanities from Lasell University. He also received his Master of Science Degree from the University of Bridgeport, Sixth-Year Diploma from Southern Connecticut State University, and Doctorate in Education from Cambridge College. Dr. Conner completed the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Connecticut, the Harvard Superintendents Institute, and the prestigious AASA/Howard University National Urban Superintendents Academy in Washington, D.C. Dr. Conner obtained his Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics from Harvard University and an Advanced Certificate in Management, Innovation, and Technology from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Dr. Conner was born in New Haven, CT and lived there for fifteen years with his mother, grandmother, and aunts before moving to Branford, CT. Currently, he resides in Middletown, CT with his wife and their son.

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