Greenwich Middle School Principal Announces Retirement

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Western Middle School Principal Terry Starr-Klein will retire effective July 1, according to a Greenwich School District press release. Photo Credit: Anna Helhoski, File

GREENWICH, Conn. – Terry Starr-Klein will retire as principal of Western Middle School effective July 1, according to a Greenwich School District press release.

Starr-Klein has been the school's principal since 2010. She worked in the Brockton, Mass., school system for 34 years before coming to Greenwich.

"My employment with the Greenwich Public Schools has been an opportunity to learn more than I ever thought possible after 45 years as an educator," Starr-Klein said in the statement.  "I appreciate the help and support I have received these past few years from amazing Western Middle School staff and parents."

Starr-Klein led the school through implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, including unit development, parent outreach and preparation for the program's authorization. She also contributed to a number of district initiatives as a part of the team that developed the Action Plan for the District Strategic Improvement Plan for Writing, and as a member of the Homework Committee.

"Terry Starr-Klein served Greenwich with distinction over the last three years as principal of WMS," Greenwich Superintendent of Schools William McKersie said in the statement. "We will miss her on the District Leadership Council and her expertise on middle school education and students. We wish her the best in her well-earned retirement."

The school district expects to name a leader for Western Middle School after a search process prior to the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

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