Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced the appointment of Matthew Hartigan as assistant principal at Julian Curtiss School, effective immediately. Mr. Hartigan replaces Brenda Brush, who accepted a principal’s position at another school district.
A Greenwich Schools staff member since 2008, Hartigan, who has been assisting JC during this transition period, most recently held the role of special education program administrator at Greenwich High School last school year and at the District’s Central Office since August 2021.
He will support the entire Julian Curtiss School community, assisting in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives, while advocating on behalf of all students.
“Mr. Hartigan has dedicated his professional career to the Greenwich community for more than a decade and has been a tremendous asset to our community,” Dr. Jones said in a release on Tuesday. “He will fit in perfectly with Julian Curtiss School.”
Hartigan began his education career as a special education/social studies teacher at the Arch Alternative High School in 2008 before moving on to Western Middle School as a special education/resource room teacher from 2010-2014.
Since 2014, he served as a special education/resource room teacher at Greenwich HS, while also completing multiple internships at GHS, Riverside School, and the District office.
“We are excited to welcome Mr. Hartigan to the Julian Curtiss community,” Principal Trish McGuire said. “He has been assisting our team since the start of the new school year, giving us an opportunity to gain insight into his expertise and passion to serve the students, staff, and families of Greenwich Public Schools. Mr. Hartigan will bring a fresh perspective to the culture of our school. I look forward to partnering with him to further develop our deep commitment to teaching and learning within the multicultural community of Julian Curtiss.”
“I am honored and excited to begin working with the Julian Curtiss students, community, and staff as their new assistant principal,” Hartigan said. “I look forward to joining the dedicated team at JC to support student growth, create positive experiences within the school and community, and ensure that the needs of all learners are met.”
Hartigan holds a bachelor’s in history, a master’s in education of social studies, and a Connecticut 026 Certificate from St. Lawrence University; a Sixth Year Degree and Cross Certification in special education and CT 165 Special Education Certificate from Southern Connecticut State University; and a CT 092 Administration Certificate from the University of Bridgeport.