STAMFORD, Conn. – Interim Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools James A. Connelly and the Stamford Board of Education have named Keriann Maxelix as assistant principal of Westover Magnet Elementary School.
Maxelix is replacing Sherry Prendergast, who was recently appointed principal of K.T. Murphy Elementary School. Currently, Maxelix serves as curriculum associate for data monitoring (K-12) a position she has held since 2014. She has also served on the district’s K-5 literacy professional development team.
Maxelix began working in SPS as a scientific research-based interventions instructional support teacher at Springdale Elementary in 2013. Prior to working in SPS, she was a special education teacher in the Bridgeport Public Schools district for six years. In that role, she also designed and developed a specialized inclusion program for SPED students, served as a reading interventionist and a specialized reading instructor.
Maxelix graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a dual special education/elementary education certification. She obtained her master’s degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State University, with a concentration in both autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. She earned her sixth-year degree in educational leadership from the University of Bridgeport.
Maxelix was recognized in May with a 2016 Spotlight on Teachers Award for her work in developing and implementing the framework for the district’s SRBI program.
Stamford Public Schools comprises more than 16,000 students, over 1,500 professionals and 20 schools, including six magnet and two international baccalaureate schools. SPS has a total of 12 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools.