Givetz has worked in the Monadnock School District for 14 years, first as a special educator in 2007 before moving to the role of interventionist at the Cutler School, making her the first person to hold that position in the district.
During her time at Cutler, Givetz also worked as a teacher in fourth, fifth and sixth grade classrooms and has served as the lead teacher at the school for the past five years. Throughout her career, she has worked with students, fellow educators and families to support and enhance students’ learning.
“Taylene has been an essential part of the Monadnock Regional School District for the past 14 years and we are sure she will excel in this new role,” Superintendent Witte said. “Her experience and expertise will benefit all students at Gilsum STEAM Academy.”
Givetz was selected by a search committee comprised of teachers, support staff, district administration, a parent representative and a member of the school board.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity and look forward to the challenges and new experiences I’ll have as teaching principal,” Givetz said. “The lessons I have learned along the way have been invaluable and helped prepare me for this new role. I’m excited to start and work with students, faculty and families to make Gilsum STEAM Academy a better place.”
Givetz currently lives with her husband, three children and numerous animals.