New Assistant Principal Appointed at Cos Cob School

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced on Wednesday the appointment of Mrs. Lauren Bird as assistant principal at Cos Cob School, effective immediately.

She will assist Principal Kerry Gavin supporting the entire Cos Cob community, aiding in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives, while advocating on behalf of all students.

“Mrs. Lauren Bird is an outstanding addition to Cos Cob School, impressing the interview committee and senior district administrators with her commitment to academic growth as well as her dedication to the social-emotional well-being of students, their families, and fellow staff members,” Dr. Jones said. “Greenwich Public Schools has a tremendous ability to attract the best educators and administrators our region has to offer.”

For the past 15 years, Bird has been an educator in the state of Connecticut, most recently holding the position of assistant principal at Cider Mill and Miller-Driscoll Schools in Wilton since 2015.

While there, she was the school culture and climate coordinator, instructional leader coordinating with curriculum coaches, facilitator of IEP and 504 meetings, and collaborator with the principal on emergency eLearning.

Prior to her time in Wilton, Bird was a first grade teacher at Frank A. Berry Elementary School in Bethel and a third grade teacher at Center Elementary School in Willington.

She also currently serves as an educational consultant with a company focused on K-12 professional development, onsite training, and standardized test preparation.

“Mrs. Bird’s wealth of experience at the elementary level and passion for students’ well-being will undoubtedly enrich our entire school community,” Principal Gavin said. “She is a phenomenal addition to our community and we are excited to welcome her into the Cos Cob family.”

“I am thrilled to embark on this new chapter at Cos Cob School, continuing and creating new enriching educational experiences that empower both students and educators alike,” Bird said. “Eager to contribute to a district that shares a commitment to ongoing professional learning and development, I want to help ensure that all students thrive in their educational journey through collaboration and dedication to a student-first mindset.”

Bird holds a bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and an Educational Leadership Sixth-Year certificate from the University of Connecticut.