North St. School gets new leader

Jill Flood

Jill Flood

North Street School welcomed a fresh face July 1 with the appointment of Jill Flood as principal of the school.

Ms. Flood has been with the Greenwich Public Schools for most of her career in education and, prior to moving to North Street, had been an assistant principal at Hamilton Avenue School.

Superintendent of Schools William McKersie said, “Ms. Flood is a superb instructional leader. Her experience as teacher, district coach and administrator reflects a keen understanding of research-based instructional strategies and practices that meet the needs of diverse learners. She also knows the North Street School community well, having spent seven years as a teacher in that school. We look forward to having Ms. Flood on the principal team, which is leading excellence in the Greenwich Public Schools.”

Returning to North Street School where she began teaching in Greenwich, Ms. Flood said, “While I will truly miss the Hamilton Avenue School community, I am thrilled to accept the position as the North Street School principal. It is a wonderful school with an incredibly dedicated and hard-working staff. Together we will create the optimal learning environment for all students by focusing on innovative, research-based instructional practices and social emotional learning. I am looking forward to this new chapter in my professional career.”

Ms. Flood first came to the Greenwich Public Schools in 2000 as a special education teacher at North Street School. From 2007 to 2009 she served as a special education instructional coach and behavior consultant for the elementary and middle schools in Greenwich. She served as assistant principal in two Greenwich elementary schools, Julian Curtiss School (2007-2009) and Hamilton Avenue School (2009-2013).

Ms. Flood is adept at working with teachers to improve their practice, resulting in improved student performance, administrators said. She is skilled at using data to identify student needs and has incorporated digital learning strategies with best instructional practices used to address the diversity of learners. She has been a member of the School Improvement or School Data Teams at three elementary schools. She is a Safe School Climate coordinator and Social Emotional Learning committee chair. She is also the Greenwich School Administrators Association’s (GOSA) representative for Connecticut’s Teacher Evaluation and Mentoring Program (TEAM).

Ms. Flood is also a board certified behavior analyst and has worked with teams across town to create and employ behavior plans. Using her background as a special educator and a coach, as well as consistently seeking opportunities for new learning herself, Ms. Flood has a rich repertoire of instructional strategies and an understanding of how children learn best.

Ms. Flood received a BS in Elementary Education from SUNY New Paltz, a Master of Science in Special Education from Dominican College and a Certification Degree in Administrative Leadership from Sacred Heart University.

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