Welcome to Ellington Public Schools! I am thrilled you are here! 

In Ellington, we have an unrelenting commitment to the belief that everyone can continually learn and grow. Our faculty and staff are empowered with the skills to discover and pursue their passions and to embrace opportunities to be courageous, reflective, and contributing citizens of the world. 

As superintendent of the Ellington Public Schools, I am proud to co-create with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community to build a culture of learning that challenges and inspires all students on their personalized educational journey. 

I am fortunate to serve as Superintendent in Ellington since 2015. I have a passion for experiencing life unplugged and have a love for music. My wife Heather, and I live in nearby Portland, CT with our two sons Carson and Reese.  

Before being appointed Superintendent of Schools in 2015, I served as the Executive Director of Performance Management for Hartford Public Schools. I have also served as a principal for Regional School District #13 (Durham and Middlefield), as an assistant principal for the Vernon Public Schools (RHS Class of 1991), and began my career as a History teacher for Regional School District #8 (Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough).

I hold a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College. Go Friars!

I encourage you to follow me on X @SuperNicol and LinkedIn, and the Ellington Board of Education on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also contact me anytime!

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