Dru Walters is new assistant principal at Weston Middle School

Weston Public SchoolsThe Weston school district announced Monday that the school board has appointed Dru Walters as the new assistant principal at Weston Middle School.

He replaces Michael Bernardi, who resigned his post in Weston to become the principal of Rochambeau Middle School in the Region 15 school district, which covers Middlebury and Southbury.

Mr. Walters’ official start date has yet to be determined, but it is expected he will begin before Aug. 1.

Lewis Brey, director of human resources for the Weston school district, said in a press release that Mr. Walters comes to Weston from the Derby public schools, where he has been the dean of student development at Derby Middle School since January 2012.

In his position there, Mr. Walters worked with both students and staff. Among his duties, he observed and evaluated teachers, managed the student discipline process, and acted as the building principal in the principal’s absence.

Prior to joining the administrative team in Derby, Mr. Walters was a math teacher at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield beginning in 2004. While at Ludlowe, he served as the seventh grade team leader, was a leader in the SRBI (early intervention) program, and developed curriculum for the character education/anti-bullying program.

Mr. Walters also chaired PPT and 504 meetings, was a SMART Board trainer, and was the coach of the math team.

Mr. Walters attended the University of Vermont, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also earned a master’s degree in education and a sixth year degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

Colleen Palmer, superintendent of Weston schools, said in the release, “I am very pleased that Mr. Walters will be joining the Weston team. He is a dedicated middle school educator, and he brings a passion for student achievement and character development that will be highly valued in the Weston Middle School community.”

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