Interim Assistant Principal Appointed at Riverside School

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mary Dolan Collette as interim assistant principal at Riverside School, effective January 2.

Ms. Dolan Collette replaces Eugene Matejek, who was named special education coordinator last month.

She will assist Principal Christopher Weiss supporting the entire Riverside community, aiding in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives, while advocating on behalf of all students.

“Greenwich Public Schools continues to be the premiere destination for educators in the region as we welcome Ms. Dolan Collette to Riverside School,” Dr. Jones said. “She is a proven education leader in Connecticut with tremendous experience as a classroom teacher and administrator. She will prove to be a valuable asset to the entire Riverside community.”

Ms. Dolan Collette has been an educator since 1993, most recently holding the position of elementary program facilitator at Fairfield Public School’s North Stratfield Elementary School for the past six years.

Additionally, she served as Fairfield’s summer school principal from 2017 through 2022, supervising staff while focusing on early literacy and summer boost programs. Ms. Dolan Collette began her career in education as a second and third grade teacher at Fairfield’s McKinley and Jennings Elementary Schools and then continuing on as a language arts specialist at those same schools.

“I am thrilled to welcome Ms. Dolan Collette as our interim assistant principal,” Principal Weiss said. “Her expertise as an elementary program facilitator and her experience as an elementary summer school administrator, language arts specialist, and classroom elementary teacher, along with her work as an adjunct education instructor at Sacred Heart University, provides a strong foundation for joining our school as the interim assistant principal. We look forward to partnering with her, building on the strong tradition of excellence at Riverside School.”

“I am thrilled to become part of the Riverside School community,” Dolan Collette said. “It is an exciting opportunity to join such a dynamic and well-respected school. I look forward to diving in and making a positive impact.”

Dolan Collette holds a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Eastern Connecticut State University and earned a master’s in Remedial Reading & Language Arts and Intermediate Administrator Certification from Southern Connecticut State University.