Martin School’s interim principal, assistant principal, appointed to permanent positions

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Dr. Jennifer Evans (left) has been named as the new principal at the Martin Elementary School, and William Simpson has been named as the new assistant principal at the Martin. Courtesy photo

By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

Martin Elementary School’s interim principal and interim assistant principal have each been appointed to serve in their respective positions permanently, according to Superintendent John Antonucci.

Both appointments are effective immediately. Principal Dr. Jennifer Evans was appointed interim principal last July. She previously served as the Martin School Assistant Principal. Prior to working in North Attleborough, she worked for nearly 20 years for the Taunton Public Schools, where she was an inclusion and general education teacher and an instructional coach.

Evans also served in different leadership roles for the YMCA in Mattapoisett and has worked in educational research for the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Dr. Evans has served the Martin School well as both Assistant Principal and Interim Principal, and we are thrilled to have named her as the full-time, permanent principal of the school,” said Antonucci. “She always puts students first and shows a passion for her work every day, and has made quite an impression on students and the school community in the short time she has been here. We look forward to seeing her bring her exceptional interpersonal skills and a collaborative leadership style to this role moving forward.”

William Simpson was appointed interim assistant principal last summer. He came to the district with four years of Assistant Principal and instructional coaching experience from the Taunton Public Schools.

He has been an elementary teacher in regular education and co-taught (integrated) classrooms. As a teacher, Simpson pioneered a debate method that drew teachers from in and out of the district. He provided professional development on that method and taught workshops known as Fostering Discussion and Teaching to Personality.

Prior to his time in Taunton, he served as a fourth through eighth grade teacher at Milton Academy, where he taught as part of an outreach program that provided opportunities for gifted students.

Assistant Principal Simpson is a passionate educator with a track record of working closely with fellow instructional professionals to provide the highest quality of education for his students,” said Antonucci. “He has worked in a variety of educational settings and we look forward to him bringing his diverse experience and expertise to the permanent role of Assistant Principal.”