Central Middle School gets new assistant principal

Shamain Johnson

Shamain Johnson

Superintendent of Schools William McKersie has announced the appointment of Shamain Johnson as Assistant Principal at Central Middle School (CMS), effective July 16.

Ms. Johnson had most recently served as assistant principal and early learning services coordinator for Stratford Public Schools.

“We had a strong candidate pool for the CMS Assistant Principal position,” Dr. McKersie said. “It is a compliment for all of us that we have landed the proven talent of Ms. Johnson. We look forward to her joining our leadership ranks.”

Central Middle School Principal Shelley Somers added, “We are anxious to welcome Shamain to Central Middle School. She impressed us with her range of experience, innovative approach to problem-solving, and excellent leadership skill for establishing collaborative learning communities. She clearly understands and enjoys working with middle school-aged students and has a strong vision for improving student engagement and achievement.”

An educator for sixteen years, Ms. Johnson has worked for the Stratford Public Schools since 2005. Over the last nine years, she has served as administrator and teacher for students from Preschool through Grade 12 . Prior to her work in the Stratford schools, Ms. Johnson taught in the Hamden and Stamford public schools and the district said she has had “extensive experience” in both special and general education settings. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport since 2009.

Ms. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education in 1998, a Masters in Learning Disabilities in 2003 and a Sixth Year Professional Diploma for Educational Leadership in 2009 from Southern Connecticut State University.

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