Edison Middle School in Meriden hires new assistant principal

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MERIDEN —  The Area Cooperative Educational Services hired Heather Gish as a new assistant principal at Thomas Edison Middle School. 

Gish is the former assistant principal at the Catherine M. McGee Middle School in Berlin and has eight years of administrative service, according to ACES. 

Gish is one of two assistant principals at Thomas Edison.  

“Heather comes to us from Berlin,” said Thomas Edison Principal Karen Habegger. “She was a dean of students, and comes with a lot of experience in administration, but we were also pleased with her background in science and technology, since she will be overseeing the STEM work that is done at Thomas Edison.” 

ACES also announced the promotions of two other administrators in its system. 

Kristin Harvey was promoted to assistant principal at Whitney High School North and at Mill Elementary School.  

“We are extremely excited and fortunate to have these two professionals join our staff as assistant principals,” said ACES Executive Director Thomas Danehy. “Both of them have a unique blend of education, training, and practical experience. “Our schools are critical to achieving the overall ACES mission and Kristin and Heather will augment and strengthen the administration of all three schools.”  

ACES also promoted Eric Protulis to director of its pupil services and collaborative programs department. Protuls comes from EastConn Regional Education Service Center where he was the director of special services. 

Before Berlin, Gish was the Dean of Students at Metropolitan Learning Center Interdistrict Magnet School for global and international studies in Bloomfield. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from Wagner University in Staten Island, New York and attended Central Connecticut State University to obtain a master’s degree in educational leadership. She earned her sixth-year certification from the University of Bridgeport in Waterbury in 2013. 

Thomas Edison Middle School on North Broad Street in Meriden is an interdistrict magnet school for students in grades sixth through eighth. The school’s focus is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

“Heather is approachable and personable,” Habegger said. “We are excited to have her join our school staff.” 

ACES also promoted Eric Protulis to director of ACES pupil services and collaborative programs department. Protulis comes from EastConn Regional Education Service Center where he was the director of special services. 

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