The Andover Public School system has officially hired two principals who will assume their new roles July 1.

Caitlin Brown, who is currently the assistant principal for Andover High School, will be taking the place of Principal Philip Conrad, who is leaving to take on a new role as Bedford Public Schools’ superintendent.

According to a statement, Brown has been working as a school administrator and teacher for 15 years. She’s been the assistant principal of Andover High School for the past four years.

Also, Brenda Lee, who is currently serving as the assistant principal of Sanborn Elementary School, will take over as principal at South Elementary School in July. Lee has been working for the school district since 2011 and has held the assistant principal position at Sanborn Elementary School for the last seven years.

“In their current roles, both Caitlin and Brenda have shown strength and initiative and I am pleased they will have the opportunity to lead AHS and South Elementary respectively,” said Superintendent Sheldon Berman. “Their years of experience within the district will benefit our students, staff and community with a positive transition of leadership.”

In other roles, Kimberly Rabold, who has been working for the Andover Public School system in various roles for 18 years, has been appointed as assistant principal of Bancroft Elementary School.

Christina Ryan, who is currently an elementary special education coordinator in the Arlington Public School system, will join APS as the assistant director of student services.

Steve Nembirkow will join the district as chief operations officer.

And Cindy Button, who has 28 years’ experience, will be joining APS as the transportation manager for the district.

“This year’s hiring process was intensive and thorough and I extend my deepest appreciation for the hard work of our Director of Human Resources Candace Hall and her team,” said Berman. “Their ability to coordinate the multiple steps involved during the public health crisis has been remarkable.”

 

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