June 3, 2022

Dear Weston High School Community:

After a thorough, comprehensive search, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Meghan Ward as the new Principal of Weston High School.  Ms. Ward was selected from over 25 candidates.  Our district process included seeking feedback from staff, students, and parents in the form of a survey and group discussions, advertising at both the state and national levels, screening of all applications and interviewing candidates. Ms. Ward impressed the committees with her care and commitment to students as evidenced by her experience, background and work as an administrator.  Some highlights are the Staples Pathways Academy for at-risk, school avoidant and chronically anxious students, Response to Intervention team best practices to address student needs, implementation of High -Impact Instruction training for all staff, and development of an Academic Achievement Center.

Ms. Ward’ s professional background includes Principal of John Read Middle School in Redding, CT, Assistant Principal of Staples High School in Westport, CT, Principal of York High School in York, ME, and Assistant Principal of Old Orchard Beach High School in Old Orchard Beach, ME. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and Sacred Heart University, Ms. Ward taught social studies at Staples High School for nine years before becoming an administrator.

Ms. Ward will begin her new role at Weston High School in July of 2022.  Please join me in welcoming her to our district.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Interim Principal Ms. Givoni, Assistant Principal Mr. Filip, Interim Assistant Principal Ms. Cincotta and Athletic Director Mr. Berkowitz. Our WHS administrative team worked tirelessly in collaboration with our teachers and staff to ensure an exemplary academic and co-curricular program for our high school students this year.

Lisa Wolak

Superintendent of Schools