Reception Monday for new Algonquin principal

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Rima McGeehan

PROSPECT — The public will get a chance to meet Algonquin School’s new principal, Rima McGeehan, during a reception July 30.

The reception will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at Algonquin School, 30 Coer Road.

McGeehan, a Waterbury resident, was selected for the job out of a pool of nearly three dozen candidates. McGeehan graduated from Assumption College in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in social rehabilitation. After graduating from Assumption, she earned a master of arts degree in elementary education in 1994 from the University of Bridgeport and became a fourth-grade teacher at Gainfield Elementary School in Southbury in 1995.

She earned a 6th Year degree in reading in 2000 from Central Connecticut State University and became a reading consultant at Gainfield Elementary School in 2004.

In 2008, McGeehan earned a doctoral degree in instructional leadership from Western Connecticut State University. She has been the principal at the Kent Center School since then. She will finish out the month in Kent and begin her job at Algonquin Aug. 1.