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Veronesi Named Elementary School Principal in Hebron, CT

Kathy Veronesi, assistant principal of the Middle School of Plainville, has been named principal of Gilead Hill School, a pre-kindergarten through second grade elementary school in Hebron, Connecticut.

Veronesi, who is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Central Connecticut State University, has served as assistant principal at the Middle School of Plainville since 2001. Prior to this role, she was employed with the Cheshire, Connecticut school system where she was Teacher of the Year in 2000, as well as the East Haddam, Connecticut school district. Veronesi is slated to begin in Hebron on July 1st.

"As an assistant principal, Kathy's legacy is that she has always remained true to core values, ensuring that every decision that she made at the middle school was done in the best interest of children. Kathy's wit, wisdom, and deep concern for children enable her to see the goodness in every child. She truly understands the importance of balancing a rigorous educational program with making genuine personal connections, and our school is in a better place because of her. We feel fortunate to have worked with her and we wish her the best in her new position. Kathy will guide and support her teachers, students and their families as she has always done in Plainville," said Middle School of Plainville Principal, Carole Alvaro.

“Even though we will miss her tremendously, I am excited for Kathy as she becomes a principal. She has many strengths to bring to her role as a building leader. I know the children will benefit tremendously from their daily interaction with Mrs. Veronesi,” stated Dr. Kathleen Binkowski, Superintendent of Schools.

As assistant principal, Veronesi, a long time Plainville resident, chaired the district’s K-12 Language Arts Improvement Team for curriculum revision, co-chaired the District Transition Committee, and was an active participant and former president of the Parent Teacher Club at Linden Street Elementary School.

“My experiences in Plainville have taught me about what school leadership means. I have learned about the awesome responsibility of guiding people with integrity and good sense. It is not an easy job, but one that is tremendously rewarding. I have had the support of an administrative team that I now consider my friends. I am exceedingly proud of the teachers in our district and most especially of those at the middle school. We have made great strides on behalf of children by working together. The support from parents and community members, even during the most difficult times, has made all the difference. Most importantly, working with the children of Plainville has been a gift to me each and every day,” noted Veronesi.

-Posted on June 21, 2006 at 11:42 AM


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