With the position vacant for nearly a year, Stamford has finally replaced its schools' chief information officer after hiring Christina Hefele from the Darien school system.
Hefele's hiring comes nearly a year after Phillip Dunn resigned as Stamford Public Schools' top technology administrator. Dunn took a similar, but higher-paying job, in Greenwich.
Dunn's departure came at an inopportune time for Stamford, which was transitioning to the Common Core curriculum and a new computer-driven standardized test. Rather than replace Dunn, Stamford made it through the year, relying on the city's tech department and bringing in a consultant.