As Superintendent of Old Rochester Regional School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union # 55, I am pleased to announce that Marla Sirois will be the new Principal of Sippican Elementary School in Marion, Massachusetts. Sirois will be taking over for Lyn Rivet who has been Principal at Sippican Elementary School since 2010; we wish Rivet well as she prepares to retire in July of 2019.
Sirois has been the Principal at Taft Early Learning Center in Uxbridge, Massachusetts since 2014. Prior to being the Principal at Taft Early Learning Center, Sirois held the following positions in the Uxbridge Public School District: Curriculum and Instruction Leader from 2005 to 2014, Literacy Coach from 2012 to 2014, Title 1 Reading Specialist from 2001 to 2012, and a Classroom Teacher position from 1999 to 2001.
Sirois has a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Lesley University. Sirois also has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies degree in School Administration from American International College. Sirois currently lives in Plainville, Massachusetts.
As an administrator, Sirois is a strong educational leader, who uses a collaborative leadership style to improve the teaching and learning of all students. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of literacy and reading, which will help lead the district as we continue to implement our Vision 2023 Strategic Plan. She supports the use of research and data to monitor student progress as well as teacher effectiveness. In addition, she has an extensive background in the area of teacher evaluations.
As part of her teacher evaluation process, she has incorporated instructional learning walks, as well as modeled lessons, and provided ongoing feedback which has led to improved instruction. With her professional experiences, she has the skills to design and implement programming in the areas of curriculum and special education. Sirois is considered by her colleagues as a passionate, confident, intelligent, and competent educational leader – who always places the needs of the students as her first priority. Sirois will begin her role as principal at Sippican Elementary School in July of 2019.