Principal's Bio

Dr. Susan C. Iwanicki
Phone: 860-437-7775

LEARN Regional Educational Service Center is pleased to announce, on behalf of the LEARN Governing Board, the appointment of Dr. Susan C. Iwanicki as the new Principal of the Regional Multicultural Magnet School (RMMS).


Dr. Iwanicki holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Connecticut. She also holds an Ed.D. Degree from Central Connecticut State University and has spent the past four years as Principal of Sliney Elementary School in Branford. Previously, she served as the Supervisor of Elementary Education for the Bristol, Connecticut Public Schools. Dr. Iwanicki taught internationally and has presented both regionally and nationally on literacy instruction, multicultural education, and strategies that support English language learners.

A bilingual educator, Dr. Iwanicki has used her passion for languages and her work in diverse cultural settings to build communication between groups in school communities and to teach children the importance of learning, respecting, and acquiring knowledge that will help them be successful in life. Her colleagues and supervisors portray her as a leader who combines deep instructional knowledge with a passion for multicultural education. Furthermore, they uniformly describe her as kind, loving, and fun, with the ability to develop strong relationships with children, families, and teachers.

Dr. Eileen S. Howley, the Executive Director of LEARN noted, “The RMMS community built a community profile as they began the search for the next principal. Dr. Iwanicki fits that profile as closely as any one person can. We are fortunate to have her join LEARN and to lead the Regional Multicultural Magnet School. We are grateful to the many teachers, parents, and staff who participated in the interview committees and who helped to guide our selection process.”

Dr. Iwanicki began her new role on July 1, 2015.