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Danbury Public Schools Announces New Director of Student Services

Sal Pascarella announced the appointment of Kelly Truchsess as the district's  Director of Student Services.
Sal Pascarella announced the appointment of Kelly Truchsess as the district's Director of Student Services. Photo Credit: Danbury Public Schools

DANBURY, Conn. -- Kelly Truchsess has been named the Director of Student Services in Danbury, effective immediately.

As director, Truchsess will oversee the district’s special education programming, in addition to the provision of related services by school psychologists, social workers, counselors, and occupational and physical therapists.

"We are delighted to have someone with Kelly’s breadth of experience and knowledge overseeing this critical area in our district,” said superintendent Dr. Sal Pascarella. “Kelly’s passion for helping children and their caregivers makes her uniquely suited to serve successfully in this role in Danbury.”

Truchsess received both a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education and master’s degree in special education from the University of Connecticut, and she earned an administrator’s certificate from Sacred Heart University. She first joined DPS in 2005 as an elementary special education teacher, later serving as a facilitator for special education.

In 2012, Truchsess assumed the role of supervisor of secondary special education, overseeing the provision of student services specifically in the middle schools, Danbury High School and the Alternative Center for Excellence.

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