March 5, 2024


International Student Club UK

New principal at Greenwich’s International School at Dundee is veteran educator from Trumbull


GREENWICH — With Intercontinental Faculty at Dundee Principal Teresa Ricci retiring at the stop of the academic year, faculty superintendent Toni Jones has appointed a substitute: Dana Firmender, the present-day assistant principal at Hillcrest Center School in Trumbull.

“Ms. Firmender will be a amazing addition to Greenwich General public Schools and the complete Intercontinental Faculty of Dundee community,” Jones mentioned in a statement. “Our pupils and team will locate her to be a responsive, mindful and dynamic administrator, continuing to uphold the society of primary college students towards getting to be lifelong learners and accountable citizens of the globe.”

Firmender will start the new role July 1 at ISD, which became the first magnet faculty in the Greenwich Community Faculties in 2000, giving a Global Baccalaureate Primary Years Application. It has about 345 college students enrolled in kindergarten by means of quality 5, in accordance to its website.

As assistant principal at Hillcrest considering that 2019, Firmender has taken on a selection of responsibilities, such as evaluating instructors, scheduling, and co-top the behavioral interventions and supports program.

“I am overjoyed and honored to be becoming a member of the Greenwich neighborhood as principal of the Global Faculty at Dundee,” Firmender mentioned. “I look forward to meeting our superb learners, their supportive families and the gifted employees of ISD in the times, weeks and months ahead. I am enthusiastic to start off operating with each other to cultivate educational excellence and foster social-psychological wellness for all.”

Firmender has more than 16 decades of working experience in education and learning. She has worked as a fifth-grade literacy-system coordinator, third-grade prolonged-university-year specific-instruction instructor and a vocabulary coordinator.

In 2021, she served as Trumbull’s Booth Hill Elementary interim principal. She helps the district’s college student intervention, faculty local weather and skilled advancement/teacher evaluation committees.


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