SEEKONK – Superintendent Dr. Rich Drolet and Martin Elementary School Principal Jennifer McKay are pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Chamberlin as the new Assistant Principal of the George R. Martin Elementary School.
Chamberlin comes to Seekonk from the Fall River Public Schools, where she currently serves as Assistant Principal of the William S. Greene Elementary School. Prior to serving as Assistant Principal in Fall River, Chamberlin held the position of Literacy Academic Coach and kindergarten teacher.
Chamberlin’s professional experience includes multiple examples of her instructional leadership. In Fall River, she oversaw her school’s Student Support Team (SST), monitored the implementation of a new comprehensive core literacy program, co-facilitated bi-weekly Instructional Leadership Team meetings to monitor student academic progress, and facilitated professional development sessions for staff related to Responsive Classroom.
Chamberlin earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater State University in 2021. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Ten applicants applied for the Assistant Principal position to replace Kerry Hutchins, who is leaving Martin Elementary School to become Principal of the Cleveland Elementary School in Norwood. A search committee including Martin Elementary School Principal Jennifer McKay and Martin Elementary School staff interviewed Chamberlin and several other candidates.
“Our hiring committee saw Ms. Chamberlin as a standout candidate because of her well-rounded knowledge in curriculum and instruction, as well as her approach in establishing trusting relationships with students and families,” Martin Elementary School Principal Jen McKay said.
Following the initial interviews with the search committee, Chamberlin was forwarded to Superintendent Drolet as one of two finalists for the position.
Chamberlin will officially join the Seekonk Public Schools on July 1, 2022.