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Taran Gruber Named Principal for Oliver Ellsworth
Taran Gruber Named Principal for Oliver Ellsworth
The Windsor Board of Education has selected
Taran Gruber to be the new Principal for Oliver Ellsworth School. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Craig Cooke recommended Gruber’s appointment to the Board at a special meeting that was held on June 10, 2019.

Taran is actually returning to Oliver Ellsworth after spending the past nine years in Naugatuck as the Principal of Andrew Avenue Elementary School. During his tenure at Andrew Avenue Elementary School, Taran has realized many academic successes. One of the key highlights was having the school recognized as a School of Distinction by the Connecticut State Department of Education in two different years.

Gruber stated, "I am thrilled to be coming back to Windsor, a town with incredible pride, diversity and history. I am very excited to bring all that I learned working in Naugatuck as principal of Andrew Avenue for nine years, along with two years as AP at Oliver Ellsworth, preceded by 14 years as Reading Coach and teacher in Hartford, my home town. My number one goal is to foster a cohesive community where all children meet the highest of academic expectations, and where learning brings true joy to faculty, students and families.”

Cooke affirmed, “Windsor and specifically Oliver Ellsworth is fortunate to have an experienced, talented educational leader joining us. Having worked with Mr. Gruber during his previous time at O.E., I clearly remember his dedication to students, families and staff. His strong literacy background and past success will serve him well in leading our largest elementary school.”

Taran earned his Bachelor of Science from Keene State, his Masters of Arts from the University of Connecticut, and his 6th Year Certificate from Central Connecticut State University.

Taran is excited to be returning to Windsor, and particularly Oliver Ellsworth School! He will formally begin his role as Principal in July 2019.