WOODBRIDGE - Dan Hatch's resignation as interim principal at Amity Senior High was not a big surprise to some. He was one of two finalists for the principal's position, vacated by Dr. Arnold Frank a year ago. But the board decided to reopen the search, leaving him in limbo, retained but not chosen. With the Amity position uncertain, and a firm offer as Stratford's high school principal before him, Hatch's move seems logical.
Last fall, the Amity BOE asked for volunteers to form two screening committees, one of teachers and staff and another of board members, administrators from all three campuses, and PTO/PTA representatives from the three towns. Charged with presenting the board with "several candidates," each committee sifted through applications, performed interviews and forwarded their four best choices to the superintendent. Of these, Dr. Rolfe Wenner recommended Hatch and an administrator in the West Haven system to the board.