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Greg J. Florio, Ed.D.

Executive Director

Greg J. Florio became Executive Director at CREC in 2016, following a lengthy career at Cheshire Public Schools that included 12 years as Superintendent of Schools and 12 years as Assistant Superintendent.

Since joining CREC, Dr. Florio has led many major initiatives including a complete assessment of the organization using a “Think Tank” model. This process has led to a redesign of the organization’s strategic planning model and process. Concurrent to the Think Tank work, CREC has also redefined its Mission, Vision and Core Values. Using extensive stakeholder input, CREC has developed a path for successfully serving the region with excellent educational programs and services.

Dr. Florio is a respected educational leader, with extensive involvement in educational organizations and committees. He is currently the President of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and has served on the CAPSS Board of Directors for many years. His work on numerous statewide committees includes helping develop LEAD Connecticut’s District Coherence and Capacity Framework and CAPSS NextED report on transforming Connecticut public schools. He was invited by the State Commissioner of Education to serve on the Commissioner’s Superintendents Roundtable. He also serves on the CABE/CAPSS Demography and Diversity Committee.

Dr. Florio’s undergraduate degree is from Fairfield University. He has a master’s in business administration from the University of Hartford and a sixth-year certificate and doctorate of educational leadership from Southern Connecticut State University.

Dr. Florio is the fourth person to serve in the role of executive director at CREC, following Bruce E. Douglas, Ph.D. (2001-2015), Marcia Yulo (1998-2001), and founder John Allison (1969-1998).

Dr. Florio and his wife, Rose, reside in Newington. They have three adult children, Suzanne, John, and Melissa.

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