Monomoy Regional School District announced Wednesday that Robin Millen has been hired as Chatham Elementary School's new principal. At the end of January Millen was named as one of two finalists--Interim Chatham Elementary Principal Adam O'Shea was the other.
Millen and O'Shea were chosen from a pool of 21 applicants. Both were interviewed by a hiring committee comprised of parents, staff and administrators. They also met with parents, students and staff at Chatham Elementary. According to the Monomoy release, those who met with Millen at the school Monday described her as "kind, collaborative, innovative, with grace under pressure."
The final decision to offer the position to Millen was made by Monomoy Superintendent Scott Carpenter who deemed her best positioned "to move initiatives forward as the district continues to focus on innovations in classrooms by adopting best practices," the release said.
Millen became Harwich Elementary's assistant principal this past year. Prior to her position in Harwich, she searched in a teacher leadership role at Essex Elementary School in Essex, Connecticut. Millen has a Masters in Education from the University of New Haven and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University. Millen is finishing her doctoral studies at Johnson and Wales.
Robin Millen will officially take over as principal at Chatham Elementary on July 1, 2015. In the months leading up to that date, she will transition into her new position in a collaboration with O'Shea.