Mrs. Lawson is currently the Assistant Principal at Avon High School and also served as the Assistant Principal of Avon Middle School. She began her career as a counselor at Newington High School.
I have had the pleasure of speaking with many of Mrs. Lawson’s colleagues and all of them praised her work as an approachable and talented school leader. She will bring her sense of optimism and an unflappable commitment to the school. Kate will hold high standards for the school’s sustained success. She will continue what Andrea and Scott have achieved in terms of their team approach to our secondary complex.
In the coming weeks, she will complete a transition plan, which I will share with the Board of Education and with the school community. I know she is eager to meet her staff and students at Portland High School. I plan to hold a welcoming reception before school is recessed for the summer.
As we all know, the task of replacing Andrea is no easy undertaking. She has led Portland High School with a steady hand for many years. I am confident, however, that Mrs. Lawson will take the baton of leadership from Mrs. Lavery and with our support, continue the good work that has been achieved.