Craig Creller

  • Creller set to leave NPS, become Ridgefield super

    Creller set to leave NPS, become Ridgefield super

    Updated, 5:54 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has lost another top-level administrator. Math instructional specialist Craig Creller, who recently served as interim Chief Academic Officer, has been hired as assistant superintendent of Ridgefield Public Schools, according to the Ridgefield Press.

  • Norwalk BoE aims high with its High School Program of Study

    NORWALK, Conn. — It’s a “monumental shift in the thinking of Norwalk Public Schools,” Craig Creller said Tuesday. Work on developing the High School Program of Study plan, unveiled for Board of Education members on Tuesday, began a year ago when administrators asked how Norwalk could have an above average graduation rate but below average SAT…

  • NPS touts new music curriculum

    Correction, 1:12 p.m.: Kelly, not McCarthy. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is making great strides forward in curriculum, Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski said Tuesday, as a new music curriculum was unveiled to the Board of Education. “In the old days, the Board of Education would adopt a program, they would adopt Journeys reading,…

  • Creller named interim NPS Chief Academic Officer

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has an interim Chief Academic Officer. Craig Creller, who has been serving as Mathematics Instructional Specialist, was appointed Tuesday by the Board of Education to stand in for the departed Chief Academic Officer Michael Conner.

  • Norwalk middle school redesign’s block scheduling touted, eyed with concern

    Updated, April 4: PDF added, “Best Practices in Middle School Design”  NORWALK, Conn. — The middle school redesign that was planned to be phased in over three years is now planned to take place in two. The Norwalk Federation of Teachers would like to slow that down.

  • Norwalk math specialist defends Common Core State Standards

    NORWALK, Conn. – A photo that bounced its way across Twitter with the hash tag #commoncore #fail is not typical to what is going on in the schools, Norwalk Math Instructional Specialist Craig Creller said. “Some of what you see on the Internet is isolated examples of bad teaching,” Creller said, when asked about a Facebook…

  • Soothing sentiments on Norwalk Common Core transition scrutinized by skeptics

    NORWALK, Conn. – Board of Education personnel repeated the same message over and over again Thursday night: Norwalk school children are exceeding their expectations in the transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This was repeated in answer to tough questions from some of the more than 100 parents attending a forum about CCSS held…