Greenwich Public School superintendent appoints Lauren Showstead as assistant principal at Central Middle School
The Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools, Dr Toni Jones, today announced the appointment of Ms Lauren Showstead as Vice Principal of Central Middle School. Ms. Showstead replaces Ms. Lindsey Pontieri, who recently left GPS to become assistant director of special education in another school district.
Ms. Showstead will support the entire Central MS community, assisting with educational development and the achievement of school goals and objectives, organizing and fostering a positive and safe environment, while advocating for the interests of all students .
“Over the past 16 years, Ms. Showstead’s commitment and dedication to students in the Greenwich community has been inspirational,” said Dr Jones. “We welcome him to this new role and look forward to this wonderful addition to the administration of Central Middle School.”
Ms. Showstead has been with GPS since 2006, most recently as Acting Vice-Principal of Glenville School since March and Special Education Teacher at Western MS since July 2010. She has held other positions with GPS including Special Education Teacher at Parkway, Response to Intervention Coach (RTI) for the District and Acting Vice Principal at Cos Cob. Ms. Showstead’s career as an educator began in 1994 as a teacher at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Braintree, MA, followed by positions at Weymouth (MA) Middle School, William Foster Elementary School in Hingham, MA, West Elementary School in New Canaan and King’s Highway Elementary School in Westport.
“We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Showstead to our team,” Principal Thomas Healy said. “His passion for education, and specifically for engaging in the work of improving student outcomes through his deep understanding of how to use data and evidence to inform decision-making, has made her an excellent choice. These qualities will serve our students, staff and families well as we continue to meet the needs of the CMS community.
“I am delighted to be chosen as the new vice-principal of Central Middle School,” Ms Showstead said. “Building relationships through support, communication and respect with students, staff and families is essential to fostering individual growth and student learning in an inclusive and nurturing environment. Throughout my 28 years in teaching, I have held high expectations for all learners, celebrated their successes, and helped them learn from their missteps. I look forward to using my knowledge and skills, as well as my passion for education, as I step into this role. »
Ms. Showstead holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and an intermediate administration certification (092) from the University from Connecticut to Stamford.