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Caesar Rodney School District hires new superintendent

Roman Battaglia
Delaware Public Media

The Caesar Rodney School District has a new superintendent.

Christine Alois will be CR’s first woman superintendent. She takes over April 1.

Christine Alois
Caesar Rodney School District
Christine Alois

Alois comes to the district after serving as the deputy secretary of the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) for four years.

She spent the past two years as the department’s lead on the pandemic response, working with the Division of Public Health (DPH) to develop COVID-19 guidance for schools.

Before that Alois worked in the Caesar Rodney School District for 24 years, including being one of the district’s original “latch key” teachers and an English Language Arts (ELA) resource teacher.

“Caesar Rodney is my home. My son graduated from the district. I spent 24 years in its classrooms and administrative offices, and I am honored to now have the opportunity to lead the district," said Alois in a statement. "CR has a talented and passionate staff, adults who come to work each day excited to meet students’ academic as well as social, emotional and behavioral health needs. I can’t wait to rejoin this team, and work together to support our students, families and Rider community."

Alois replaces Kevin Fitzgerald, who announced in January he was leaving. He’s accepted a position with the University of Delaware’s Academy of School Leadership.

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