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Teacher Appointed as IAR Assistant Principal

Krista Bauchman hails from Regional School District 13 in Durham.

Based upon the recommendation of Superintendent Kathleen C. Greider, the Farmington Board of Education appointed Ms. Krista Bauchman as the new Assistant Principal of Irving A. Robbins Middle School Tuesday. She will begin her duties at IAR on July 9, 2012, replacing Ted Donahue, who was appointed Principal of IAR last month.

Ms. Bauchman currently works as a seventh-grade science teacher in Regional School District 13 at Frank Ward Strong Middle School in Durham, where she has taught since 2007. In addition to her teaching duties, she has been a team leader and member of the School Improvement Planning Committee. She has extensive experience supporting data teams to improve student achievement and has led professional development for teachers on formative assessments and differentiated instruction. Prior to joining the Strong Middle School faculty, she was a fifth grade teacher at Carmen Arace Middle School in Bloomfield for five years.

Superintendent Greider states, “We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Bauchman to the Farmington Public Schools. Krista’s expertise in curriculum, instruction and assessment will greatly assist the Irving A. Robbins School community during the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards. She is an energetic, dynamic and caring leader. We are thrilled that she will join the Irving A. Robbins Middle School leadership team.”

Principal Ted Donahue states, “Krista is an outstanding educator, and I am thrilled to have her as a partner helping me to lead IAR. She has the expertise, skills and personality necessary to support students, teachers and families so that our students will continue to succeed at IAR.”

Upon acceptance of her appointment, Ms. Bauchman stated, “I view education as a lifelong commitment. I feel honored and privileged to be able to contribute to Farmington’s high academic standards and its pledge to support each student’s personal growth.”

Brief Bio
Ms. Bauchman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She also received a Master of Science degree in Science Education and a Sixth Year Certificate in Educational Leadership from CCSU. She currently is working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership at CCSU.

Submitted by the Farmington Public Schools.

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