Ridgefield High School principal Dr. Stacey Gross has been named the 2018 Outstanding High School Principal by the Connecticut PTA.

She will be recognized, along with seven other Connecticut administrators, at the Connecticut PTA Outstanding Administrator Awards dinner on April 25 in Rocky Hill.

Noelle Aronson and Carrie Hanlon, co-presidents of the RHS PTSA, said Gross was awarded for her leadership in learning, communication, community involvement, and professionalism.

“We are thrilled that CT PTA recognized what so many of us have long known — that Dr. Stacey Gross is an outstanding principal in every sense of the word,” Aronson and Hanlon said in a joint statement. “She is compassionate, collaborative, supportive, and motivating. She has dedicated herself to providing a safe and nurturing high school experience for the children of Ridgefield in cooperation with faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders, and we are proud to have her guiding our children and preparing them for life beyond RHS.”

Before joining RHS in 2012, Gross served as assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction, and professional learning for the Greenwich Public Schools.  

“She is hard-working, dedicated to the best interest of her students, and is always seeking to continue to improve the education our students receive,” said Dr. Robert Miller, the district’s acting superintendent.