Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced a reassignment of Kathleen Smith-Ramirez as assistant principal at North Mianus School effective immediately. Ms. Smith-Ramirez replaces Ms. Sarah Obuchowski who accepted a position out of district. A member of the faculty in the Greenwich Public School district since 2005, Ms. Smith-Ramirez, who most recently held the role of assistant principal at North Street School, will support the entire North Mianus community assisting in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives, while advocating on behalf of all students.
"Ms. Smith-Ramirez is an experienced leader who can provide the necessary support for staff, families, and students as the building prepares to navigate two school sites while a portion of North Mianus is under construction this Fall. In addition, she has dedicated her professional life to helping educate the students of Greenwich for the past 16-plus years, with eight of those years previously spent at North Mianus," Superintendent Dr. Jones said. "Her commitment and devotion to her fellow educators as an instructional coach and administrator is extraordinary."
As an assistant principal at both Glenville and North Street, Ms. Smith-Ramirez supported faculty with their professional development, managed and conducted planning and placement team meetings, and promoted a school environment that was safe and conducive to personalized instruction, cooperative curriculum development, and student learning. Prior to that role, she was an instructional coach for GPS, supporting teachers by implementing multiple professional practices to meet the ever-changing needs of students and teachers. Over a nine-year period, she was a fourth-grade teacher at both North Mianus and Julian Curtiss School after holding roles as a building intern and substitute teacher.
North Mianus Principal Angela Schmidt said, "I have had the privilege of working with Kathleen for many years and she is well-known and respected in the NMS community. Kathleen is a dedicated and passionate administrator who always puts the needs of students first. I am confident she will be a real asset to our team as we take on a second building site. I speak for the entire North Mianus community in welcoming Kathleen back home."
"I'm humbled and honored to serve as the assistant principal of North Mianus School," Smith-Ramirez said. "I am truly grateful for my time at North Street School, and I am thankful for all of the wonderful relationships I made with staff, students and parents. I am excited to return to my roots at North Mianus and to collaborate with Principal Schmidt."
Ms. Smith-Ramirez holds a Bachelor of Science in Russian from Georgetown University, a master's in elementary education from the University of Bridgeport, a Sixth-Year Certificate from the University of La Verne Graduate School of Education, and a Connecticut 092 Administration Certificate from Sacred Heart University Graduate School of Education.