BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire Interim Principal Shannon Warden as the new Mount Abraham Union High and Middle School principal.
Warden had been serving as the interim principal at Mount Abe since July 1, when Superintendent Patrick Reen appointed her to the position following a survey of the school’s faculty and staff.
Her appointment followed the June resignation of former principal Jessica Barewicz to take a job in Barre, a move that gave MAUDS little time to find a new leader for its high school.
This time Reen said a mid-...
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.