After several years of interim principals at Lincoln-Eliot Elementary, Superintendent David Fleishman announced this week that he has officially appointed a new principal for the Nonantum elementary school.
Marcia Uretsky, current principal at Tucker Elementary School in Milton, will begin July 1, 2013 as the new head of Lincoln-Eliot Elementary, according to a memo issued to the Lincoln-Eliot community this week.
In his memo, Fleishman notes Uretsky's efforts to improve student achievement at the Tucker School and her reputation as an instructional and managerial leader.
"Throughout the search, Marcia impressed us with a keen understanding of teaching and learning, a rich background in literacy, and a tremendous commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse range of learners," Fleishman said in his memo.
To read Fleishman's memo, click the .pdf to the right.
But this is not the first experience Uretsky has had with Lincoln-Eliot -- according to Fleishman's memo, Uretsky previously worked with Lincoln-Eliot as a literacy consultant with the Center for Applied Child Development at Tufts University.
Fleishman said parents and faculty can expect Uretsky to be in the classrooms at Lincoln-Eliot on a daily basis, as she still considers herself a teacher and looks to engage with both students and faculty.
Aside from her work in Milton and at Tufts, Uretsky also served as the founder and co-director of a charter school in Rhode Island. She has also held positions as a literacy specialist in the Hull and Needham public schools.
Uretsky has a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State and a master's degree from Wheelock College.
Uretsky will replace current interim principal Elaine Harold, who took over last summer after Watertown Interim Assistant Superintendent Darilyn Donovan turned down the principal job at Lincoln-Eliot.