District Gets State OK for School Principal Appointment

Nancy Carbone will serve as Cos Cob School interim principal for remainder of school year.


Nancy Carbone will continue her 'retirement' working as the interim principal of the Cos Cob School.

In an announcement Tuesday, Greenwich School Superintendent William McKersie said Carbone, a retired Greenwich Public School Principal, will be the interim principal at Cos Cob  through the end of 2012-13 school year. It had been originally announced that she would serve until February, when retired Riverside School Principal John Grasso would assume the interim principal role at Cos Cob School.

According to the district, a Connecticut education policy was the reason for originally planning a "tag-team" of interim principals. Due to retirement constraints placed on administrators working in similar roles, the State Teacher Retirement Board originally ruled that Carbone could not continue through year’s end as interim principal. The district appealed the decision and was able to secure an understanding from the State Teacher Retirement Board that  Carbone could serve the rest of the school year in order to allow for consistency of leadership.

Carbone served as interim assistant principal at Cos Cob School during the first part of this school year.

The shift in the Cos Cob School leadership began last fall when then-principal Kimberly Beck was hired as assistant superintendent of the Ridgefield Public Schools. , a fourth-grade teacher at Old Greenwich School, was promoted to assistant principal at Cos Cob.

Of the decision on the Cos Cob School leadership, McKersie said, “ I am grateful to John Grasso for being ready to take on this role, to Nancy for her commitment, and to both of them for their flexibility in recognizing the importance of the Cos Cob School having consistent leadership. John is a beloved member of our emeritus principal pool, as is Nancy.  We all are stronger for their willingness to still serve in the district.”


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