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Posted Date: 06/18/2021


We are very pleased to announce that Carla Monteiro-Walsh has been appointed as interim principal of Fox Run Elementary School beginning May 10. She will join Fox Run following Dr. Sylvia Sanders’ resignation, effective as of May 7. Mrs. Monteiro-Walsh has served as the curriculum and site instructor of Tracey Magnet School over the past three years. A dynamic, student-centered, and highly accomplished educator with proven experience in a diverse population, Monteiro-Walsh brings with her a strong background in teaching, curriculum and program development, supervision and support.

While at Tracey, Mrs. Monteiro-Walsh supported teachers with implementation of instructional practices while assisting and developing intervention programs to support at-risk students. She served as an integral part of the Tracey team when the school was honored with the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2019 for being an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School, and named a CT School of Distinction in 2018 and 2019. Tracey was also named State and National School of Character.

Prior to her role as curriculum and site instructor at Tracey, Mrs. Monteiro-Walsh served as literary coach, helping to develop after-school tutoring programs to support students. During her tenure at the school, she served as a classroom teacher for 17 years and also worked as a literacy lab teacher for five years. She started her educational career as a teacher at Stillmeadow Elementary School in Stamford.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Monteiro-Walsh has been a continuous advocate for furthering professional growth for staff and developing comprehensive plans to meet the individual needs of all students. Mrs. Monteiro-Walsh’s knowledge and experience working with urban school students has provided her with the tools necessary to understand and connect effectively with students, families and staff.

Mrs. Monteiro-Walsh has completed Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model training, and is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) certified. She also served as a teacher leader at the Columbia University Teacher's College, and trained at Nancie Atwell's Center for Teaching and Learning.

Mrs. Monteiro-Walsh holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Reading from Southern Connecticut State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Western Connecticut State University.