Greenwich's Western Middle School Names Permanent Assistant Principal

GREENWICH, Conn. — Kerry Gavin, a Greenwich Public Schools educator for 14 years, has been appointed assistant principal for Western Middle School after serving in the interim role since August. 

Kerry Gavin has been appointed the assistant principal at Western Middle School in Greenwich.
Kerry Gavin has been appointed the assistant principal at Western Middle School in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Greenwich Public Schools

The position at Western was open due to the appointment of former WMS assistant principal Tom Healy as principal for Central Middle School.

“Western is very excited to welcome Kerry to our community," WMS Principal Gordon Beinstein said. "In the past year, Kerry has proven himself to staff, students and parents to be a child advocate who has dedicated himself to the school. His energy is as contagious as his bowties are ridiculous! We look forward to further advancing the learning environment at Western under Kerry's leadership.”

Before his administrator appointment at WMS, Gavin served as the Folsom House assistant dean at Greenwich High School. A French teacher with the Greenwich Public Schools since 2003, Gavin has taught students in Grade 6 at Western Middle School, through to Advanced Placement courses at GHS. 

In 2011, he was named Assistant Dean for Folsom House at GHS and took on the role of Interim World Languages Program Coordinator from April 2015 to June 2015. He also served as a 2016 GPS Summer School Site Coordinator for the secondary program.

Gavin received a Bachelor of Arts in French from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., in 1994; a Master of Arts in teaching and curriculum from Fairfield University in Fairfield in 2000; and a sixth-year certificate in educational leadership from the University of Bridgeport in 2015.

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