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Central math teacher moves to post at Old Greenwich School

August 7, 2018

GREENWICH — After an extensive search, Greenwich educator Caitlin Keane has been named to fill the open assistant principal position at Old Greenwich School, Interim Superintendent Ralph Mayo announced Tuesday.

Keane, who launched her career in Greenwich Public Schools and has taught math at Central Middle School since 2007, will replace Abby Ostruzka, who left in July to take a position in the Clinton Public School District.

“I am grateful for the staff and parents at Central for their support and collaboration throughout my 11 years there,” Keane said. “Although I will be sad to leave Central, I am excited to join the team and community that is Old Greenwich School. I look forward to continuing my educational journey and living the Dolphin life.”

The math teacher also served as the learning facilitator for both the math program and the eighth grade.

She provided budgetary oversight, facilitated communication between teaching staff and administration and collaborated with staff to use data to monitor student progress. She co-coordinated the annual eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C., and also coached girls’ lacrosse at Greenwich High.

Keane’s instructional strategies impressed the interview committee, Old Greenwich School Principal Jennifer Bencivengo said.

“Her enthusiasm to join our school staff and students and continue the great work being done was remarkable,” Bencivengo said. “We are very excited to have her join our Old Greenwich School community as a member of our leadership team.”

Keane launched her teaching career at Central Middle School. She graduated from Fairfield University in 2007 with a bachelor’s in math and a minor in education, and earned her master’s in secondary and special education in 2012. She received a sixth-year certificate from Walden University in Minneapolis in 2013 and finished the educational leadership program at Sacred Heart University in 2017.

jo.kroeker@hearstmediact.com

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