NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday named Albert Lartey Sackey of Bethel as the new principal of Nathan Hale Middle School.
The vote, which followed an executive session, was unanimous, said BOE Chairman Mike Lyons.
Sackey currently is an assistant principal at Western Middle School in Greenwich. He will begin his new job in Norwalk on July 1.
He was named Connecticut Association of Schools Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year for 2014, and has won the NAACP/NCNW Thurgood Marshall Educator of the Year Award.
According to his resume, Sackey is on track to earn his Doctor of Education degree in executive educational leadership management and policy in May from Seton Hall University. He earned a master’s degree in school administration and supervision from Mercy College in 2004 and a master’s in special education from Manhattan College in 2003. His undergraduate degree was obtained from Guilford College in 1998, with a major in justice and policy studies.
Prior to his position in Greenwich, Sackey was assistant principal and director of The Center for Applied Science & Technology from 2007 to 2008 at James M. Kieran School (P.S. 123) in Bronx, N.Y. From 2001 to 2007, he worked in special education in the NYC school system as a teacher, instructional support specialist and early intervention therapist.