Time to be split evenly between both schools The Board of Ed unanimously voted Andrea D\u2019Aiuto as the new part time assistant principal \u00a0for both Long Hill Elementary and Elizabeth Shelton School. D\u2019Aiuto, 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\u2019t have to worry about a new environment and can focus on the responsibilities that come along with her new position. \u201cThis is the next step in my career,\u201d said D\u2019Aiuto. \u201cI\u2019ve 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.\u201d D\u2019Aiuto said she\u2019s already begun to work on a plan for the upcoming school year. \u201cOne 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,\u201d said D\u2019Aiuto. She went on to describe how the previous positions she\u2019s held have contributed to her approach to being an assistant principal. \u201cI think it\u2019s really great to take what i\u2019ve learned in the classroom and also what i\u2019ve 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.\u201d D\u2019Aiuto 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. \u201cI 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,\u201d said D\u2019Aiuto. \u201cI\u2019m sure between both administrators at the two schools they will help in the transition.\u201d Superintendent of Shelton Schools Dr. Chris Clouet said the city\u2019s school system is happy to add D\u2019Aiuto to its administrative team and a schedule is currently being designed to split her time equally between both schools. D\u2019Aiuto said she feels this is the right position and place for her. When she\u2019s not working hard inside of the schools D\u2019Aiuto 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.