Three Principal Appointments Announced at Greenwich Public Schools

Three highly-qualified internal candidates,  all interim principals (or will be very soon), have been promoted. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sal Corda has announced the appointments of:

Jennifer Lynn Bencivengo has been appointed Principal of Old Greenwich School, effective immediately. Mary Grandville will become Principal of Parkway School effective, July 1, 2017, and Tom Healy has been appointed Principal of Central Middle School, effective immediately.

Jennifer Bencivengo

Jennifer Bencivengo

Dr. Sal Corda announced the appointment of Ms. Jennifer Lynn Bencivengo as Principal of Old Greenwich School, effective immediately.

Ms. Bencivengo is currently acting as the Interim Principal at Old Greenwich School and had previously served as Assistant Principal at North Mianus School for the last ten of her nineteen years with the Greenwich Public Schools.

“Ms. Bencivengo has the teaching and instructional leadership experience to guide Old Greenwich School in the implementation of personalized learning, the District’s strategic focus,” Dr. Corda said. “She has a commanding knowledge of how to use data to drive instructional decisions, and she knows Greenwich well, having worked in our elementary and middle schools for nineteen years.”

“I am humbled and honored to be asked to continue to lead the work at Old Greenwich School,” Bencivengo said. “Next year will begin my 20th in Greenwich and I am thrilled to mark this milestone in my career with the Old Greenwich community.  I look forward to continuing our excellent work next year, as we grow our students into high level critical thinkers and problem solvers.”

Ms. Bencivengo was appointed as Old Greenwich School Principal from among many highly qualified candidates after a comprehensive process, which included stakeholder involvement to develop the qualities desired in a new principal, widespread recruitment efforts, an intensive screening process to match the stakeholder profile, and multiple interviews.

The initial interview committee included District administrators, Old Greenwich School staff and parent representatives, and leadership representatives from the Greenwich teacher and administrator bargaining units and PTA Council.

Thomas C. Healy

Thomas C. Healy

Dr. Corda also announced the appointment of Thomas C. Healy as Principal of Central Middle School, effective immediately.

Mr. Healy has served as the Interim Principal at CMS since August 2016.

“Mr. Healy has a strong background in secondary education having served as an assistant principal at Western Middle School for four years and as a teacher and administrator at the high school for nine years,” Corda said. “He has a clear vision with a student-first focus for the future of Central Middle School, which aligns well with the District’s Strategic Plan.”

“I am extremely proud and excited to be appointed the principal of Central Middle School,” Healy said. “The CMS community has been welcoming and supportive since the moment I joined as interim principal this past August. I look forward to continuing the work that we have initiated in support of the achievement of all students.”

Mr. Healy was appointed as Central Middle School Principal from among many highly qualified candidates after a comprehensive process, which included stakeholder involvement to develop the qualities desired in a new principal, widespread recruitment efforts, an intensive screening process to match the stakeholder profile, and multiple interviews.

The initial interview committee included District administrators, Central Middle School staff and parent representatives, and leadership representatives from the Greenwich teacher and administrator bargaining units and PTA Council.

Dr. Corda has announced the appointment of Ms. Mary Grandville as Principal of Parkway School effective, July 1, 2017. Ms. Grandville is currently the Assistant Principal at North Street School (NSS). She will be filling in as Interim Principal at NSS, while Principal Jill Flood is on maternity leave for the remainder of this school year, and will then assume her new position at Parkway.

Dr. Corda said, “Ms. Grandville brings extensive teaching and administrative experience in Greenwich to the role of Parkway Principal. She impressed us with her thoughtful insights into tailoring instructional strategies to further personalize learning based on data analysis to gain understanding of the individual performance and needs of students. I have no doubt she will be a great match for Parkway.”

“It is an honor and a privilege to be appointed principal of Parkway School and I look forward to getting to know all of the students, staff and families who call Parkway home,” Grandville said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with all members of the school community to support our students in reaching the highest levels of achievement, while demonstrating the personal qualities and interpersonal skills necessary, to become successful members of our global community.”

Ms. Grandville was appointed as Parkway School Principal from among many highly qualified candidates after a comprehensive process, which included stakeholder involvement to develop the qualities desired in a new principal, widespread recruitment efforts, an intensive screening process to match the stakeholder profile, and multiple interviews. The initial interview committee included District administrators, Parkway School staff and parent representatives, and leadership representatives from the Greenwich teacher and administrator bargaining units and PTA Council.


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