Interim Superintendent of Schools Ralph Mayo announced the appointment of Ms. Krystina A. Dawson as the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Administrator for the District. We will begin the transition immediately and Ms. Dawson will assume full time responsibilities as soon as we have her replacement on board. Ms. Dawson is currently a School Psychologist with the Greenwich Public Schools (GPS), working as a member of the District Evaluation Team. The PPS Administrator oversees the District evaluation team, students placed out of District, professional learning, the Extended School Year program and Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy (OT/PT) services.
Chief PPS Officer Mary Forde said, "We were fortunate during the interview process to have the opportunity to meet with a number of highly qualified, enthusiastic candidates. Throughout the conversations, Krystina stood out as someone who not only has the special education and PPS background, she has both building and district level experience, as well as a professional and innovative perspective on the various components of this job. She also understands the culture and procedures of Greenwich and is able to step right in to her new responsibilities."
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: Krystina Dawson
Ms. Dawson began her career in education with the Greenwich Public Schools in 2012 as a School Psychologist and a member of the District Evaluation Team. She has served as a School Psychologist for the GPS elementary summer school program since 2013, and in an interim assistant principal role. She is also an adjunct professor at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.
Ms. Dawson received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Pace University, Pleasantville, NY in 2009; a master of science degree in School Psychology from Long Island University, Purchase, NY in 2012; and completed the educational leadership program at Sacred Heart University, Trumbull, CT in 2017.