GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Public Schools has appointed an assistant principal from the Stratford Public Schools to become the new assistant principal at Central Middle School.
Superintendent of Schools William S. McKersie announced Shamain Johnson's appointment Tuesday.
"We had a strong candidate pool for the CMS Assistant Principal position. It is a compliment for all of us that we have landed the proven talent of Ms. Johnson. We look forward to her joining our leadership ranks," McKersie said.
She is wasting little time to get to work; her appointment is effective Wednesday. Most recently, Johnson was also the Early Learning Services Coordinator for the Stratford Public Schools.
Central Middle School Principal Shelley Somers said she is looking forward to adding Johnson's skills and leadership ability to the school.
“She impressed us with her range of experience, innovative approach to problem-solving, and excellent leadership skill for establishing collaborative learning communities. She clearly understands and enjoys working with middle school-aged students and has a strong vision for improving student engagement and achievement.”
An educator for 16 years, Johnson has worked for the Stratford Public Schools since 2005. Over the last nine years, she has served as administrator and teacher for students from preschool through Grade 12 in Stratford.
Before her work there Johnson taught in the Hamden and Stamford public schools. She has had extensive experience in the special and general education settings, and has been an adjunct professor at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport since 2009.
In 1998, Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, a Masters in Learning Disabilities in 2003 and a Sixth Year Professional Diploma for Educational Leadership in 2009 from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.