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New principal hired for Muddy Brook Elementary School

This school year, the district has had to deal with a turnover of principals from all three of its schools.

Great Barrington —  In an email to the school community on Monday, April 29, Berkshire Hills Regional School District Superintendent Peter Dillon announced that Cynthia Carey will serve as the new principal for Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School starting on July 1.

Carey’s appointment comes weeks after current Principal Kate Retzel announced that she would be stepping down by the end of this school year after three years of serving as principal for the school.

According to Dillon, Carey previously worked as Muddy Brook’s assistant principal and as an assessment coordinator, math coach, and teacher in the Pittsfield School District.

This school year, the district has had to deal with a turnover of principals from all three of its schools.

On April 24, the Chatham Central School District in New York announced that current W.E.B. Du Bois Middle School principal Miles Wheat would be the principal of Chatham High School starting in July.

In early April, Monument Mountain Regional High School Principal Kristi Farina announced that she would be retiring at the end of the school year.

In a separate email, Dillon announced that the district has appointed Ian Brown as the assistant principal for career, vocational, and technical education at Monument Mountain Regional High School.

Brown previously worked as an assistant principal in the West Springfield Public Schools, a teacher at Gateway Regional School, and a Non-Commissioned Officer at the United States Air Force.

He completed a master’s degree in education at American International College and earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.

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