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Title Moving from Fairfield School Post to New Role at SHU

Bringing extensive educational leadership experience to doctoral program

Fairfield School Supt. David G. Title is moving into higher education as assistant professor of educational leadership at Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education, where he will teach aspiring school and district leaders.

Title also will be instrumental in the development and implementation of a doctoral and certification program for educators desiring higher positions when he starts his new role in August. In this position, he will work with educators who seek to take the next step in their careers to become an administrator, department head or principal. He also will supervise corresponding internships.

“In my professional life, I have worked as both an assistant superintendent and a superintendent of schools, and in those roles, a major responsibility was to help teachers and administrators get better at their jobs,” said Title. “I have been teaching adults for a long time in this educational leadership realm, and I think it has been the best part of my career, so I am looking forward to narrowing in on that specifically in this position.”

Title has worked for more than 35 years in education leadership. He has served as Fairfield’s school superintendent since 2010 and, prior to that, he was superintendent in Bloomfield for eight years and assistant superintendent in Waterford for 12 years.

In addition, Title served for two years as chairman of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Early Childhood Cabinet, which develops and implements high-quality, early childhood education programs for the state. He was also a high school basketball officiate in Connecticut for more than 20 years, and he said he plans to bring his commitment to community involvement to the next phase of his career at Sacred Heart.

“I want to completely immerse myself in the Sacred Heart University community and experience upon starting in August,” said Title. “I look forward to attending games and school functions and would love to get involved with campus radio, as I have been involved in radio before in my life.”

Title earned a doctorate in educational administration from Harvard University and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. He also has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, where he majored in history.