Dr. Menzo completed his undergraduate degree at Connecticut College and the University of Sydney. He started his career as an eighth grade language arts teacher in Willimantic, Connecticut.
After completing his Masters in Curriculum and his 6th year in Administration at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Menzo was appointed assistant principal and principals of Silas Deane Middle School in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
In 2005, Dr. Menzo was appointed Superintendent of the Marlborough Public School District in Connecticut. In this role, he helped staff and students realize the highest achievement levels and statewide distinction. Developing an international partnership with China and expanding the use of technology for instruction were two significant areas of focus during his tenure.
In 2008, Dr. Menzo received his Doctorate from the University of Connecticut. His research was conducted in Baltimore County Maryland on the topic of parental engagement and its impact on student achievement.
In 2009, Dr. Menzo was appointed Superintendent in the Wallingford Public School District. Over the last six years, he has helped move the district forward in many areas. Through the development of a strategic plan, Dr. Menzo has navigated the district through significantly challenging financial times while increasing programming for students in such areas as technology, the arts, world language, and athletics. Dr. Menzo is committed to engaging community and staff in the development of a mastery-based learning approach for all students. In doing so, he has fostered leadership opportunities for staff at all levels. Most notably is the 21st Century Innovation Team – a sabbatical program for teachers fully funded by local businesses. Key to Dr. Menzo’s success has been his community partnerships and passion for improving learning opportunities for students, staff, and parents.