Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones has appointed Ms. Klara Monaco, Principal of Glenville School, effective August 5, 2020. Most recently, Ms. Monaco held the role of Assistant Principal at New Lebanon School and will replace Mr. Marc D'Amico who recently accepted the role of Director of Curriculum for K-8 and Head of K-5 Leadership for the GPS District.
"We are excited to have Klara leading Glenville School. Her years as an Assistant Principal, Interim Principal and Educator have formed her collaborative and innovative approach to leadership. She has been and will continue to be a trusted partner to her staff, students and parents, building a strong school community based on mutual respect and a common goal of student success," said Dr. Jones.
Ms. Monaco joins the Glenville School Community from her most recent role as Assistant Principal at New Lebanon School. In this previous role, she, addressed student behavior referrals, facilitated Planning and Placement Team Meetings, created the school's master schedule, collaborated with the building design team on the educational specifications for the construction of the new school and partnered daily with the School Principal to lead staff and students. Ms. Monaco also served as Interim Principal of New Lebanon School on two occasions, February 2018-May 2018 and February 2019-May 2019, an experience that greatly prepared her for this role at Glenville School, requiring her to lead school staff, manage the school's budget, and continue oversight of the student body. Prior to joining New Lebanon School in 2013, Ms. Monaco served as an Educational Evaluator for Greenwich Public Schools, where she served the Special Education community across the District. Prior to joining GPS, Ms. Monaco served in a number of roles including Adjunct Professor at Albertus Magnus College and PPS Team Leader for Harborside Middle School in Milford, CT. Ms. Monaco began her career in education as a Special Education Teacher at Harborside Middle School and the Windward School.
Ms. Monaco shared, "I am thrilled and honored to join the Glenville community. I look forward to partnering with the students, faculty and families as we continue our tradition of excellence and navigate these uncertain times together as a community."
Ms. Monaco holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Siena College, a Master of Arts in Special Education from the College of New Rochelle, and a Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University.