sean brennan announcement

Sean Brennan Named Asst. Superintendent of Business & Operations

Interim Principal Brenda Anziano to Oversee JFK Elementary Through Year End

MILFORD – The Milford Public School district is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Brennan to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations.  Mr. Brennan will replace James Richetelli, who will be retiring at the end of the school year.  Mr. Brennan is a familiar face within the Milford Public School community, as he has served the district for the past 17 years in a series of progressively responsible roles including teacher, department head, dean of students, assistant principal and principal.  Currently, he serves as the principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School, a position he has held since 2019. The district has established a transition plan for Mr. Brennan’s smooth transfer to his new role and is expected to begin on May 1, 2023.  While the transition phase moves forward, the district is pleased to welcome Brenda Anziano who will take the helm at JFK as interim principal through the end of the school year while district officials work to fill the principal’s position permanently.  Mr. Brennan’s post will officially begin on July 1, 2023.

Mr. Brennan received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Southern Connecticut State University in 2005, followed by a Master of Science degree in special education/autistic spectrum disorders in 2007, also from SCSU.  In 2009, he received an additional Masters degree in holistic thinking from The Graduate Institute. Mr. Brennan returned to SCSU to earn his certification in Educational Leadership (092) in 2014 and will earn an additional Masters degree (May 2023) in School Business Leadership from Wilkes University.

Throughout his career in Milford, Mr. Brennan sharpened his leadership and business management skills, most notably in his role as school principal.  He has been instrumental in every part of operating a public school, including budgeting, staff management and development, and streamlining processes and procedures within the school setting.  In addition, he has been involved with the district’s contract negotiations for both the Greeter/Secretary and the Custodian/Maintenance bargaining units. For the past two years, Mr. Brennan has immersed himself in gaining valuable experience and contacts within the school business community, including involvement with the Connecticut Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), as well as participation in intensive workshops offered at the University of New Haven and Georgetown University (educational finance, student transportation, food service, public relations, cybersecurity, risk management, and many more).  

Mr. Brennan is looking forward to beginning his new role within the district.  “My professional experiences have shown me, time and time again, when people are empowered to create innovative ideas in a supportive, positive community setting, progress is made,” Brennan said.  “I firmly believe our continued work in strengthening efficiencies while building a collaborative environment will be key as we move forward.” 

Dr. Anna Cutaia, Superintendent of Schools, commented “Mr. Brennan has demonstrated to us over the years that he holds the knowledge, skills and dispositions for leadership in our school system.  His highly motivated nature has fueled him to establish goals and, with passion, attain them through extensive study and hard work. I believe his leadership will continue to help move the district forward in a similar fashion - creating goals for the operational side of our organization with a fervor of doing whatever it takes to get the job done.”

Interim Principal Brenda Anziano

To assist with Mr. Brennan’s transition, the district welcomes Brenda Anziano who will serve as the interim principal at JFK through the end of the year.  Ms. Anziano’s career in Connecticut spans nearly 30 years, having served as a teacher, an assistant elementary principal and as principal in the Meriden, Westport, and Fairfield public school districts. She has deep experience in curriculum work, mentoring new administrators, and developing strong collaborations with the parent community. In addition, Ms. Anziano brings some Milford Public Schools experience with her, as she worked with the district last fall by assisting in some observational work.  We are fortunate to have Ms. Anziano join the JFK community for the next few months as the district works through the upcoming transition.