Photo: Dr. Heidi Paisner-Roffman (YouTube)
The Wellington Elementry School has its principal as Dr. Heidi Paisner-Roffman accepted an offer with the Belmont School District, according to a district press release on April 1.
“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Paisner-Roffman to the district as she begins her work in July,” said Mary Pederson, the district’s director of human resources.
Paisner-Roffman has spent the past 18 years in the Wayland Public Schools, for the past three years as the assistant principal at the Claypit Hill Elementary School. Since last year, she has been the district’s K-12 English Learners Program Coordinator. Her tenure in Wayland was punctuated by a three-year position in the School of Education at Boston College between 2013 and 2016.
She started teaching in Wayland in Sept. 2001, as a Special Education Teacher in the elementary schools, going on to chair the SpEd teams and supervising assistant teachers. Paisner-Roffman began her teaching career in 1998 as a first-grade teacher in the New York City Public Schools.
Paisner-Roffman matriculated at Barnard College where she earned bachelor degrees in Psychology and Education. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education and Teaching from the Bank Street College of Education and was awarded a Ph.D.in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College.