Stamford schools hires new administrators

We’ll have a full story about the new administrators approved by the Board of Education at some point tomorrow, but in the mean time, here’s a release sent over from Stamford Public Schools Spokeswoman Sharon Beadle:

Stamford, Conn.— Superintendent Stamford Public Schools Dr. Winnie Hamilton and the Stamford Board of Education announce the appointment of five administrators, effective July 1, 2013.

Lisa Saba-Price will become Principal of Newfield Elementary School, taking over for the retiring Miriam Arango. Saba-Price is currently Assistant Principal at Stillmeadow Elementary School, a position she has held since 2004. She has also served as Assistant Principal and Program Improvement Planner at Davenport Elementary School, as well as an elementary and middle school teacher in the district. She holds a Master’s of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Sacred Heart University and Sixth year degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

Jason Martin will become Principal of Rippowam Middle School replacing George Giberti.  Jan Rossman has been serving as Acting Principal since April 1, 2013. Martin is currently Assistant Principal at Westhill High School, a position he has held since 2010. He has high school and middle school teaching experience in Connecticut, New York, and Maryland, and served as High School Founding Fellow at KIPP NYC College Prep. Martin holds a Master’s of Teaching degree from Towson University and a Master’s of Science degree from Mercy College.

Carrie Chiappetta will be Director of School Improvement and Professional Development. In this role she will be responsible for directing the school improvement planning process, supporting the schools in fulfilling their school improvement goals, and establishing professional development plans. This position reports to the Assistant Superintendents. Chiappetta is currently Director for Math and Science. She holds a Master’s of Art degree from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s of Science degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and an Educational Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Mary Jennings will become Director of Early Childhood Development and Intervention. In this role she will work with the district administrative team, families and community-based stakeholders to prepare children to be successful in elementary school and beyond.  This position reports to the Assistant Superintendent-Elementary. Jennings is currently Director of Literacy and Social Studies K-12, a position she has held since 2007. Jennings has served as an elementary principal in Stamford and New Britain; she also was a middle school administrator in New Haven. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education with certification in Special Education from Beaver College.

R. Wayne Holland will become Director of Support Services and Special Programs. In this role he will be responsible for the development, implementation, oversight, and evaluation of all special education, psychology, speech pathology, and social work services, including supervision of Special Education staff and processes.  This position reports to the Executive Director of Student Support Services and Special Programs. Holland is currently director Special Education Services, a position he has held since 2005. Holland holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Wayne State University.

“I am very pleased and excited about the appointment of these five individuals in their new roles,” said Superintendent Winifred Hamilton. “We are fortunate to have such qualified candidates within our Stamford Public Schools, who are prepared to take on broader leadership responsibilities. I look forward to their success.”

Maggie Gordon