|New Howe Manning Principal Announced|
March 10, 2010
Dear Members of the Middleton Elementary School Community,
I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Elizabeth Boulanger has accepted my appointment to be the Howe Manning School Principal effective in July, 2010. She is very excited about the appointment and the opportunity it offers to support teaching and learning at Howe Manning.
Mrs. Boulanger has served as the Assistant Principal K-6 of the Newbury Elementary School in the Triton Regional School District for three years. She previously served as the Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Leader in the Wilmington Public Schools from 2004-2007 and as an Elementary Math Specialist and Grade Four Teacher in the Haverhill Public Schools from 1994-2004. Mrs. Boulanger has served in a variety of leadership roles in areas of teaching and learning that are important to Howe Manning including the understanding of the importance of the development of a Professional Learning Community to school culture, the implementation of a Response to Intervention (RTI) model to enhance learning for all children and the value of collaboration with teachers, families and the community. She understands the importance of a safe and productive learning environment for children and staff.
Mrs. Boulanger earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a second Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership at Salem State College.
Those who have worked with her describe Mrs. Boulanger as a continuous learner, a doer, a team building leader who believes in collaboration, strong two way open communication and the active engagement of all community stakeholders in the teaching and learning process. She has actively encouraged and supported the development of teacher leadership. She has worked directly in a hands-on manner to meet developmental needs of children as they navigate the transition from childhood to adolescence. Mrs. Boulanger is an accomplished intermediate grade classroom teacher with a deep knowledge of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and assessment system. She always presents herself with genuine enthusiasm and energy focused on the accomplishment of concrete goals.
I am confident that Mrs. Boulanger will use her professional experience and collaborative spirit to work closely with children, teachers and parents. I know she is eager to work with teachers and parents to provide the very best learning experience for all at Howe Manning. I expect that she and Dr. Baxter will form a strong partnership as we face the challenges before us during construction and the creation of a new grade configuration for the Howe Manning School. I will be asking members of the Principal Search Team and others to work with us to develop and implement a year long Entry Plan that will support Mrs. Boulanger’s transition to her new leadership role at Howe Manning.
Bernard F. Creeden
Bernard F. Creeden, Superintendent of Schools