Greenwich Schools Appoints Annamaria McCarthy Interim Assistant Principal at Hamilton Ave School

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced the appointment of Annamaria McCarthy as interim assistant principal at Hamilton Avenue School, effective December 6. Ms. McCarthy replaces Ms. Trudi Durrell, who accepted a position in another school district closer to her home. Ms. McCarthy will support the entire Hamilton Avenue community, assisting in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives, while advocating on behalf of all students.

“Ms. McCarthy’s extensive experience as a dual language educator and commitment to her students will fit seamlessly into Hamilton Avenue School, the District’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics magnet school,” Dr. Jones said in a release. “GPS has a proud legacy of cultivating high-performing administrators.”

McCarthy brings more than eight years of educational experience to Greenwich from the Fair Haven K-8 School in New Haven.

Beginning in September of 2013, she served as a dual language kindergarten teacher where she instructed a diverse population of students through a multi-tiered instructional model. During the 2020-2021 school year, Ms. McCarthy held an administrative internship, chaired multiple committees and created and implemented curriculum aligned with district standards. 

“I am delighted that Ms. McCarthy will be joining the Hamilton Avenue School learning community,” Principal Dr. Shanta Smith said. “I look forward to partnering with her as we work together with students, staff, and families to build upon our school’s collective efforts to promote personalized learning, enhance our magnet school theme, and accelerate student learning.”

“I am excited and grateful to step into the role of assistant principal at Hamilton Avenue School,” Ms. McCarthy said. “I am honored to join Greenwich Public Schools and I look forward to supporting such a strong community of staff, students, and families.”

Ms. McCarthy holds a bachelor’s in sociology, a master’s in teaching, a Connecticut 092 Administration & Supervision Certificate, and a Sixth Year Diploma in education leadership from Quinnipiac University.