We had a full agenda at our Feb. 7 regular Board of Education meeting, and covered a range of topics including the 2013-14 operating budget, adjustments to the 2013-14 calendar, Miller-Driscoll renovations, a proposal to implement full-day kindergarten, and the appointment of Maria Coleman as principal of Middlebrook School.
Middlebrook Principal. The Board unanimously approved the appointment of Maria Coleman to succeed Julia Harris as principal of Middlebrook School. Mrs. Harris announced her intention to retire at the end of the school year, creating a need to ensure a seamless transition. Dr. Richards convened a sizable search committee including parents, teachers, and members from the Board of Education which was led by Jane Anderson, the District Human Resources Director. Several qualified candidates were considered. Maria’s strong qualifications and track record set her apart. In 1999 Maria began her career in the Wilton schools as a second grade teacher at Driscoll, before being promoted to the assistant principal and associate principal positions at Wilton High School. Maria graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University and holds a Master’s from Fairfield University. She has distinguished herself as a top-notch educator, and we are delighted she will be the next leader of our blue ribbon middle school.