Brian Irrera Named Assistant Principal at Brookside Elementary
On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, the Norwalk Board of Education approved the appointment of Brian Irrera as the new assistant principal of Brookside Elementary School. Irrera had been serving as the school’s interim assistant principal since February 2023.
“It’s an honor and I can’t wait to join in partnership with Principal Christina Guerra in leading Brookside Elementary School to its fullest potential,” Irrera said.
Irrera joined Norwalk Public Schools in August 2008. He started as a third grade teacher at Fox Run Elementary School then after six years moved up to teacher fifth grade. In 2014, he became the school’s preparedness coordinator.
Irrera has also worked with Horizons at Norwalk Community College, serving as the Academic Director since 2019 and becoming a mentor for a rising 9th grade student in 2021. As a mentor, he helps his mentee become academically and social successful during their four years of high school. Irrera also served as a Lead Teacher with Horizons for three years.
Irrera earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing Management from Fairfield University. He then earned a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport and completed the Graduate Sixth Year Program with Certification in Education Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University.