The Milford Board of Education is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Anna Cutaia as the next Superintendent of Milford Public Schools. The appointment marks the conclusion of an intense search conducted by the Board serving as the Search Committee, with the assistance of Executive Searches/Cooperative Educational Services (CES) and input from the Milford community. The position became available due to the announced retirement of Dr. Elizabeth E. Feser, who has served the district as its superintendent since 2011.
Dr. Cutaia comes to Milford with 27 years of professional educational experience, most recently serving as the Superintendent of Schools for Regional District 14 for the past four years, encompassing the communities of Bethlehem and Woodbury. Before leading Regional District 14, she served for six years as the Director of Elementary Education in the Fairfield Public School district.
Dr. Cutaia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Milford, having been deeply involved in all aspects of school district operation and improvement. During her time in Regional District 14, she led the development and implementation of a district theory of action and strategy map, guiding decision-making process for the district. She implemented a seven-year review/revision cycle for curriculum writing and was invaluable in strengthening professional development to improve student outcomes. In the area of operations and facilities, Dr. Cutaia was involved in the planning and financing of multiple facility upgrades (nearly 320,000 square feet of school space). She also collaborated with district officials on the $63 million renovation project for Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury. She is a supporter of communications with all stakeholders and an active member of the local community.
Dr. Cutaia is looking forward to joining the district and meeting the Milford community. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to serve the students and staff of Milford Public Schools. I look forward to partnering with the greater Milford community and its leaders and building upon the work the staff has accomplished for the benefit of its young people. Together, I know that we will continue the great work,” she commented.