Greenwich Schools Appoint Coordinator For English Language Learning Program

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Adriane Hirsch-Klein has been appointed the English Language Learning (ELL) Program Coordinator for Greenwich Public Schools.

Adriane Hirsch-Klein has been appointed EnglishLanguage Learning (ELL) Program Coordinator in Greenwich.
Adriane Hirsch-Klein has been appointed EnglishLanguage Learning (ELL) Program Coordinator in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Contributed

Hirsch-Klein will begin her duties immediately. Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Salvatore Corda announced the appointment.

Hirsch-Klein will also be responsible for overseeing the District’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program. She has been an English as a Second Language and/or World Language teacher with the Greenwich Public Schools since 2008 and is currently working at New Lebanon School.

Additionally, she provided administrative support for the program this year as previous ELL Coordinator Trudi Durrell transitioned from interim to permanent Assistant Principal at Hamilton Avenue School. 

“We are excited to have Adriane Hirsch-Klein join the CIPL team and share her expertise in providing English language services to students and families," Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning (CIPL) Irene Parisi said. "It is clear that she is committed to meeting the needs of the students and families in our English language learning program. The interview committee was thoroughly impressed by her leadership skills and her school readiness outreach programs designed to increase family engagement.” 

As Program Coordinator, Hirsch-Klein is responsible for the design, development and evaluation of the ELL and AVID programs. Administrative candidates are selected after a comprehensive search and appointment process, which includes widespread recruitment efforts, multiple interviewsand extensive reference and background checks. 

After 12 years in public relations for the private sector, Hirsch-Klein began teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL) in 2008 at Western Middle School. In 2014, she moved to New Lebanon School as an ELL teacher. 

She received a bachelor of arts degree in English and Spanish from Duke University, a master of science degree in organizational psychology from Baruch College, a post masters certification in TESOL/Spanish from Manhattanville College and an educational leadership certification from Sacred Heart University.

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