Time to be split evenly between both schools
The Board of Ed unanimously voted Andrea D’Aiuto as the new part time assistant principal for both Long Hill Elementary and Elizabeth Shelton School.
D’Aiuto, of Milford, enters her new position having worked as a classroom teacher for 10 years at Long Hill and a tutor at Elizabeth Shelton School prior to that.
She said she is excited and believes her experience at both schools will her a little bit of an advantage as she doesn’t have to worry about a new environment and can focus on the responsibilities that come along with her new position.
“This is the next step in my career,” said D’Aiuto. “I’ve been wanting to take a leadership role for the past few years and I think this is a perfect opportunity to be able to work with other leaders to better the schools education for the students.”
D’Aiuto said she’s already begun to work on a plan for the upcoming school year.
“One of my goals going in is to create good relationships with the staffs at both schools and another is to help the students become not only lifelong learners but making them feel safe and creating an environment where they want to be,” said D’Aiuto.
She went on to describe how the previous positions she’s held have contributed to her approach to being an assistant principal.
“I think it’s really great to take what i’ve learned in the classroom and also what i’ve learned as an Administrative Intern for the past two years and apply that on a day-to-day basis in a leadership role. I look forward to mentoring teachers, helping staff in both buildings with whatever they need me to get done in a leadership capacity.”
D’Aiuto said she is confident the support she gets from staff and board of ed members she already knew will contribute to her success in her new position.
“I know both schools have excellent staff members and I know that going in there I really want to gain their respect and show that I am a part of the team and I want to work with them for the ultimate goal which is the children,” said D’Aiuto. “I’m sure between both administrators at the two schools they will help in the transition.”
Superintendent of Shelton Schools Dr. Chris Clouet said the city’s school system is happy to add D’Aiuto to its administrative team and a schedule is currently being designed to split her time equally between both schools.
D’Aiuto said she feels this is the right position and place for her.
When she’s not working hard inside of the schools D’Aiuto said she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two sons who play baseball. For the rest of the summer she and her family will be enjoying the weather at the baseball field.