CANTON — Superintendent Derek Folan is pleased to announce that Saundra Watson has been selected as the new principal of the John F. Kennedy Elementary University.
Watson will begin in her new posture on July 1, 2022.
Watson was picked subsequent a thorough search and job interview system that incorporated a number of rounds of engagement with all stakeholders, together with JFK workers, college students, households, local community users and directors.
“Saundra Watson has sizeable and precious encounter supporting learners and fostering their growth and achievements at a substantial level, and doing work collaboratively with educators and families to do so,” Superintendent Folan reported. “Her really like of college students and discovering is a real commitment. We are really enthusiastic to welcome her to the Canton group and we seem forward to her leadership.”
Watson comes to the Canton General public Universities from the Newton Community Colleges wherever she has served as the assistant principal at Newton’s Angier Elementary College because 2020. In addition to functioning with learners, personnel and families, and coordinating operations and plans inside the faculty, she has also labored to produce methods that endorse beneficial university student behavior and tiered intervention programs to fulfill the academic and social-emotional requires of a diverse pupil overall body.
Prior to that position, she served in many special education roles, together with as an educator/liaison, staff chair and coordinator at elementary and center educational institutions in Needham for 8 a long time. She started her career in 1998 at The Walker College in Needham serving as campus supervisor. She also later served as assistant director of residential services, a classroom teacher and assistant principal at the university.
“Ms. Watson shares the values of high anticipations, tutorial excellence, and educational fairness for all college students,” Superintendent Folan reported. “Her colleagues commended her conversation competencies, quiet and self-assured demeanor, sense of humor, and an ever-present leadership model. She is properly highly regarded as an academic chief, and a group and society builder.”
Watson holds a bachelor’s diploma in Human Providers from Lesley College or university, a Learn of Education in Instructing Students with Moderate Disabilities PK-8 from the Wheelock Faculty Graduate Faculty of Schooling, and a Learn of Education and learning in Language and Literacy from the Simmons College Graduate College of Schooling.
“As an educator I consider that the key to a prosperous studying group is to create favourable associations. Favourable relationships with school, college students and people foster an inclusive environment wherever all pupils thrive,” Watson explained. “I am energized to commence to make trusting associations with members of the John F. Kennedy school group and seem ahead to all the fantastic function we will do jointly.”
Superintendent Folan also extends his thanks to the associates of the JFK Principal Interview Committee who devoted several hrs to this course of action. The diligence and professionalism of the JFK Interview Committee is significantly appreciated.