Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jill Gildea has announced the appointment of Ms. Lindsey Pontieri as Assistant Principal for Central Middle School (CMS), effective July 1, 2018. Currently a special education teacher at Western Middle School, Ms. Pontieri has been with the Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) since 2007 and has served as a site supervisor for the GPS summer school program and also taught at Greenwich High School. She is looking forward to her new role in the District, "I'm thrilled to be joining the Central Middle School community. While I'll miss Western, I'm excited for this next phase of my career in the Greenwich Public Schools."
CMS Principal Mr. Tom Healy noted, "Ms. Pontieri's student-centered philosophy and clear understanding of the importance of the middle school years made her the ideal candidate for this position. Her professional experience has afforded her the knowledge and skill set necessary to step into the assistant principal role and have an immediate impact on student learning and growth. I look forward to having her join our school leadership team and work collaboratively with our school community to continue our efforts to transform teaching and learning to the benefit of every child."
Administrative candidates are selected after a comprehensive search and appointment process, which includes widespread recruitment efforts, multiple interviews, and extensive reference and background checks.
Bio Brief: Lindsey Pontieri
Ms. Pontieri has been a special education, history, and social sciences teacher at the secondary level with the Greenwich Public Schools since she began teaching in 2007. She has been a teacher at Greenwich Alternative High School, Greenwich High School and Western Middle School. She also serves as a site supervisor for the GPS summer school program. As a TEAM Mentor since 2015, Ms. Pontieri has provided support for first-year teachers in curriculum planning, time management, and best practices for instruction.
Lindsey Pontieri received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY in 2002, a Master of Science in special education from Dowling College, Oakdale, NY in 2007, and a CT intermediate administration and supervision certification from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT in 2016.