By James Vaznis, Globe Staff
Superintendent Carol R. Johnson is promoting Eileen Nash, principal of the Beethoven and Ohrenberger Schools in West Roxbury, to a deputy superintendent position, making her one of the first appointments to Johnson’s newly-reorganized executive team.
“As you well know, over the past three and a half years, Ms. Nash has done a tremendous job as the principal of both buildings,” Johnson wrote in a letter to parents of the two schools on Thursday. “Through her leadership, the Beethoven/Ohrenberger K-8 has become a highly chosen, highly functioning K-8 school, one that can serve as a model throughout the district.”
Nash’s official title will be deputy superintendent for individualized learning, a newly created position that will oversee programs for special education and English language learners.
She is one of two employees to be promoted under Johnson’s reorganization of her executive team – the structure of which was just unveiled at a School Committee meeting Wednesday night.
The other promotion involves Joe Shea, assistant superintendent for elementary schools. He will become deputy superintendent for operations, handling many of the duties once performed by former deputy superintendent Michael Goar.
Nash is leaving big shoes to be filled. She will be replaced by two vice principals at the schools, Naomi Krakow and Ed Puliafico, who will run the schools jointly as co-principals.
Johnson said the schools should be in good hands because Nash “invested significant time and energy into developing a strong leadership team” during her tenure, Johnson said in the letter.
Johnson also named John Chojnowski as vice principal of the Ohrenberger.
“I am confident that the Beethoven/Ohrenberger will continue to grow and thrive under their leadership,” Johnson wrote.
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