After an extensive search process which included a variety of opportunities for input from students, staff, families and community members, Ms. Stacey Duquette has been selected to fill the permanent vacancy for the WES principal position.
As you may know, Ms. Duquette has worked this year as the interim principal, following the retirement of Mr. Tom Gastall. Earlier in the year, a survey was created to identify the most important characteristics that the community was seeking in a principal. Some of the key characteristics included:
* a strong understanding of the unique needs of Westport
* longevity of the principal
* knowledge of curriculum and child development in the grades that will be served by the principal
Ms. Duquette has worked in Westport for a number of years in a variety of capacities. We wish Ms. Duquette well in her CONTINUED work at the Westport Elementary School as the elementary school principal.