MOUNT ABE INTERIM Principal Shannon Warden says she feels “rooted” at her new school — in part because it’s leading the way in proficiency-based learning, a curriculum she helped implement at her last school, and partly because she has worked previously with Superintendent Patrick Reen and Assistant Superintendent Catrina DiNapoli.
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BRISTOL — As Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Interim Principal Shannon Warden walked through the crowd after last month’s homecoming football game, she encountered a young Eagle football player who earlier in the evening had competed in the middle school exhibition scrimmage.
“You’re my principal, right?” he asked her.
“Yes I am,” she said.
“DID YOU SEE MY INTERCEPTION?!”
Warden recalled his excitement in an interview with the Independent.
“And then he fist-bumped me and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is why I do what I do.’”
Such moments can change relationships forever, she said.