Wellington Principal Search Starts In January As Steward’s Named Interim

Photo: Annemarie Stewart, newly appointed interim principal of the Wellington.

Rather than rush the process of finding a leader for one of Belmont’s elementary schools, Belmont School District Superintendent John Phelan has named Wellington Assistant Principal Annemarie Stewart Interim Principal of the Wellington Elementary School, beginning her new role as of Jan. 1, 2018.

She is replacing Amy Spangler who is leaving the Wellington after five years in charge.

The permanent position of the new principal will be posted at the end of January, and a screening committee comprised of staff and parents will be formed after the winter recess. The finalists will be interviewed by the school’s staff and the public before a finalist is selected, with an effective starting date of July 1. 

Stewart matriculated at Villanova earning a BA in elementary education. She holds Masters degrees in education from Lesley and Endicott. Stewart spent nearly 11 years as a special education teacher in the Brookline district before coming to Belmont in September.

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