New Haven school official resigns, continuing central office staff exodus

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NEW HAVEN — Kevin Moriarty, director of the New Haven Public Schools IT department, gave notice to the district’s human resources department Monday.

NHPS COO Mike Pinto confirmed Tuesday that Moriarty, who has worked for New Haven’s IT department since 2005, gave his two weeks notice.

A LinkedIn page reflects that Moriarty soon will begin work at the Windsor Public Schools as the IT manager there.

“I do have a new opportunity up at Windsor Public Schools,” Moriarty said in an email. “I live in Enfield, so I was looking for a shorter commute.”

Moriarty is the latest in a series of central office personnel to leave the district in the last year. Last week, College and Career Pathways Director Dolores Garcia-Blocker told human resources she accepted a job in Hartford and, weeks earlier, Deputy Superintendent Ivelise Velazquez called it quits after one year to finish her Ph.D. at Columbia University.

Pinto joined the district this year after former COO Will Clark left the district for a similar role in Waterbury.

Moriarty’s departure comes just as the district prepares to launch a redesigned website. The IT department has several vacancies, and Moriarty in the past had spoken about how short-staffed his department is.