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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Mansfield Names Assistant Principal for New Elementary School

R. Granatini-Assistant Principal, Mansfield Elementary School 7-1-22

Mansfield, CT   May 19, 2022 –Mansfield Public Schools has announced that Rebecca “Becky” Granatini has been hired as the assistant principal for Mansfield Elementary School.  

 

The newly created position for the 2022-23 school year will assist Principal Lauren Rodriguez at Mansfield Elementary School which is consolidating three PreK to Grade 4 schools into a single school.

 

R. Granatini-Assistant Principal, Mansfield Elementary School 7-1-22Ms Granatini comes to Mansfield with 18 years of teaching experience, the last five as an elementary curriculum specialist in the Wethersfield Public Schools. She holds a BA in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Connecticut, two Master’s Degrees from Saint Joseph University, one in education and one in reading, and a 6th Year Degree in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University.

 

In an announcement to Mansfield Public Schools staff, Superintendent Kelly Lyman says, “Becky’s deep knowledge of teaching and learning, commitment to child-centered practices, and can-do spirit and passion for her work impressed those who interviewed her.  Also evident was her interest and excitement about the work we do in Mansfield, the opportunities presented by the new school, and her own core beliefs about leading with equity.   Ms Granatini is a learner looking for the next opportunity to keep growing and contributing to a community.”

 

In addition to teaching and leading, Ms Granatini’s work has focused on collaboration to build professional practice.  She co-authored a book published by the American Association of School Librarians to support the new American Association of School Library standards as used through collaboration between library media specialists and classroom teachers.  She has been a frequent presenter on this topic at state and national conferences and was awarded the Connecticut Association of School Librarians Pellerin Award for Outstanding Collaboration.

  

She was selected from an applicant pool of more than 50 candidates and underwent a rigorous interview and performance assessment process that included one round with school stakeholders and a second round with the administration team.  

 

She will begin work in the district on July 1.  The Superintendent announced recently that the new school year will begin with students in grades PreK-1 at Annie Vinton School and students in grades 2-4 at Goodwin School while construction continues.  The team of Ms Rodriguez and Ms Granatini will share the leadership work in these two temporary locations and facilitate a coordinated transition into the new school once it is completed.

 

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