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Weston Appoints Two New School Administrators

Weston Intermediate School will have a new assistant principal starting early next month.
Weston Intermediate School will have a new assistant principal starting early next month. Photo Credit: File

WESTON, Conn. – The Weston Board of Education appointed a new assistant principal at Weston Intermediate School and filled a new position in the town’s central administration last week.

Nicole Wilhelm will be the new assistant principal of Weston Intermediate. She will take the place of Doreen O’Leary, who has taken a principal’s position in Southbury.

Wilhelm has been the literacy specialist at Greens Farms Academy. Before that she had been a teacher at Kings Highway School in Westport. She holds bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and a master’s degree in reading from the Columbia University Teachers College.

“Ms. Wilhelm is an excellent addition to our leadership team, and I am confident that she will work tirelessly to advance Weston’s high expectations for student learning and performance,” Superintendent Colleen Palmer said in a press release.

The school board also named Monika Schmidt-Edman as Weston’s assistant director of pupil services, a new position for the 2013-14 school year. She will work in the district’s Pupil Services and Special Education Department, which oversees school psychologists, counselors, special education programs and similar areas.

Schmidt-Edman comes to Weston from Stratford, where she was most recently the town’s coordinator of pupil personnel services. Before that she worked for Cooperative Education Services as a program director, therapeutic day program leader and special education teacher. She holds bachelor’s, master’s and sixth-year degrees from Southern Connecticut State University.

“The new position of Assistant Director of Special Education is a critical addition to our pupil services and special education program, and we are excited to have found such a highly qualified candidate to assist our Director of Pupil Services,” Palmer said in a press release.

Both appointees are due to start their new jobs on or about Aug. 1.

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