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Greenwich Special Ed Coordinator Accepts Post As Wilton Principal

The Wilton school district has hired Greenwich educator Kathryn Coon as principal of Miller-Driscoll Elementary School.
The Wilton school district has hired Greenwich educator Kathryn Coon as principal of Miller-Driscoll Elementary School. Photo Credit: Facebook

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Special Education Program Coordinator Kathryn Coon has accepted a position with the Wilton Public Schools as the principal of Miller-Driscoll Elementary School, effective July 1.

Coon has been with the Greenwich Public Schools since 1995, in roles including special education teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and district program coordinator for elementary special education services.

“Kudos to Kathy for her two decades of excellent, dedicated and spirited service to thousands of Greenwich students and families. She has had a life changing impact on so man," said Superintendent of Schools Bill McKersie. "We will miss her, but we are thrilled she has landed a principalship in Wilton, a top-flight sister district."

In her role as program coordinator for elementary special education, Coon supports schools with instructional strategies and with individual education plans for students. She has been very active at the district level as a member of the Superintendent’s Achievement Gap Committee, driving the need for teachers to have real-time access to meaningful data. She also participates on a number of other district committees including those developing curriculum, teacher evaluation plans, and professional learning opportunities.

Coon began her career at Putnam Elementary School in 1991. After four years in Putnam, she moved to the Greenwich Public Schools as a special education teacher at Riverside School, and then as a part-time staff development coach and part-time special education teacher. In 2004, she transferred to Hamilton Avenue School in the same position and then became a full time special education staff development coach for the District’s elementary and middle schools. In 2008, she became a Special Education Program Coordinator for the District, overseeing special education services at the elementary level.

Coon is the recipient of the Greenwich Distinguished Teacher Award in 2001. She has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Connecticut and a masters of science in Learning Disabilities from Southern Connecticut State University.

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