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New Assistant Principal Appointed For Greenwich's Hamilton Avenue School

Trudi Durrell has been appointed as the new Hamilton Avenue School (HAS) Assistant Principal, effective immediately.
Trudi Durrell has been appointed as the new Hamilton Avenue School (HAS) Assistant Principal, effective immediately. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Trudi Durrell, who has been interim assistant principal at Hamilton Avenue School in Greenwich since March, has been appointed to the job permanently, effective immediately.

Durrell was selected after an extensive search and interview process yielding a strong pool of internal and external candidates, according to a statement from the Greenwich school district.

“I am thrilled to welcome Ms. Durrell as assistant principal at Hamilton Avenue," school principal Cindy Rigling said. "She has done an outstanding job in the interim role. She shares our commitment to students and families and has already been a valuable resource to teachers and staff. I look forward to a long and strong partnership as we move forward with our STEM implementation.”

Durrell has been with the Greenwich Public Schools since 2001, first as a teacher and then as the district program coordinator for the English as a Second Language and bilingual programs for six years. She is also the administrator of the districtwide Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at Greenwich High School and Central and Western Middle Schools. As Tri-Chair of the Family and Community Engagement (FaCE) Committee, she has co-led the development of the district’s first set of standards for FaCE in the district.

"I am delighted to accept the position of Hamilton Avenue assistant principal," Durrell said. "In my short time as interim, I have been impressed with the entire Hamilton Avenue community. HAS is home to a dedicated, professional staff, passionate, supportive parents and students who come eager to learn. I greatly look forward to beginning this next phase of my tenure in Greenwich as a permanent member of the HAS community."

The search for a new ESL program coordinator will begin promptly, the district said.

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