Ex-school administrator sues ex-Middletown superintendent: reports

MIDDLETOWN, CT – The former associate superintendent of Middletown Schools claims in a lawsuit that she faced years of sexual harassment by former superintendent Michael Conner and district leaders did nothing to stop her , according to several reports.

The Hartford Courant reports that Enza Macri, who left Middletown to become Superintendent of Cromwell Schools in 2019, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Conner, the Middletown Board of Education and the City of Middletown.

In the lawsuit, Macri claims the district and school board knew that Conner “repeatedly subjected” her to sexual harassment and “outright sexual assault” without taking any steps to protect her, according to Middletown Press.

Conner told the press that the allegations were “baseless and false” and “categorically” denied any wrongdoing.

Conner resigned as superintendent of Middletown Schools in March after the Board of Education unanimously approved placing him on paid administrative leave in January, amid allegations of inappropriate conduct by administrators in the office center were under investigation.

Conner had been on leave since October, when his leave request “based on the advice of his doctors” under the Family Medical Leave Act was granted, WTNH News 8 previously reported.

Read more about the lawsuit at the Middletown Press here and the Hartford Courant here.

Martha K. Merrill