Windsor Board of Education names interim superintendent

Terrell Hill has been named Windsor’s interim schools superintendent.

He will take over for Craig Cooke, who is leaving to become schools superintendent in Madison. Cooke will leave in early November and Hill will assume his duties on Oct. 26, according to the Windsor Board of Education, which voted 8 to 1 to name him to the position earlier this week.

Hill has served as assistant superintendent for human resources since 2014.

Hill, who lives in town, has had two children graduate from Windsor High School and a third is now a freshman there, said Friday that he plans to apply for the permanent position when the time comes.

“It’s a place that has burned its way into my heart,” he said. “This is my home.”

The board of education will conduct a national search for Cooke’s replacement. Cooke was assistant superintendent for human resources in Windsor for four years before becoming the interim superintendent in October 2013, when Jeffrey Villar left the district.

Cooke was chosen by the school board to be the superintendent in April 2014.

“Windsor Public Schools is beginning a new chapter with the appointment of Dr. Terrell Hill as interim superintendent. His credentials, familiarity and passion for the district makes him the responsible choice to lead us into the budget process, provide stability and manage all pandemic plans,” said Leonard Lockhart, president of the Windsor school board. “The board of education welcomes Dr. Hill as Interim superintendent and we look forward to working with him.”

Steven Goode can be reached at [email protected]

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