Former Manchester school chief Tom Brennan dies a year after he retired
"He had a deep love for the students, and he worked very hard to make a difference," school board member John Avard said.
Brennan left the job in June 2013. Later that summer, he was diagnosed with cancer, according to previous news accounts.
Brennan's accomplishments include the conversion of Manchester School of Technology to a four-year high school and the implementation of programs that encourage students to learn outside the classroom. Last spring, he overcame resistance from veteran teachers and reformed the district program for students with limited English skills.
"The employees were beginning to feel they were part of a team," Avard said. "He started the process of building the team."
"He never forgot the human element of what he was doing," Dick said.
Brennan was an assistant superintendent in Manchester from 1998 to 2000. He left Manchester to become superintendent in New London, where he maintained his home even after taking the Manchester job.
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