GREENWICH, Conn. -- Interim Principal Jennifer Lynn Bencivengo has been appointed Principal of Old Greenwich School.
Her appointment was effective immediately, said Superintendent of Schools Sal Corda in making the announcement Wednesday.
The school district conducted a comprehensive search among "highly qualified candidates," said the announcement.
Bencivengo previously served as Assistant Principal at North Mianus School for the last 10 of her 19 years with the Greenwich Public Schools.
“Ms. Bencivengo has the teaching and instructional leadership experience to guide Old Greenwich School in the implementation of personalized learning, the District’s strategic focus," said Corda.
"She has a commanding knowledge of how to use data to drive instructional decisions, and she knows Greenwich well, having worked in our elementary and middle schools for nineteen years. I am confident she will be a strong leader for Old Greenwich School.”
Bencivengo is "humbled and honored" to continue her role with the school.
"Next year will begin my 20th in Greenwich and I am thrilled to mark this milestone in my career with the Old Greenwich community. I look forward to continuing our excellent work next year, as we grow our students into high-level critical thinkers and problem solvers," she said.
An educator for 20 years, she started her career as Director of Sylvan Learning Center in Wallingford in 1997. Bencivengo began teaching with the Greenwich Public Schools in 1998 at Central Middle School as language arts and special education teacher.
In March 2007, she was appointed the interim assistant principal for Old Greenwich School through June 2007, then later as assistant principal for North Mianus School.