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Familiar face leading Clintonville School

Clintonville Elementary School has a new principal; and she’s a familiar face in town.

After serving as assistant principal at North Haven Middle School, Brigit D’Angelo has been picked to lead the Clintonville community.

D’Angelo’s first day as principal was Nov. 28, 2022, and Clintonville students and parents had the opportunity to get to know her during a Dec. 15 meet and greet at the school.

“I grew up in the town of North Haven, and North Haven Public Schools was where my education began,” said D’Angelo, who attended Montowese Elementary School and North Haven Middle School.

After graduating from North Haven High School, D’Angelo furthered her education at both Sacred Heart University and the University of New Haven. She holds a master’s in Elementary Education and her sixth-year doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.

D’Angelo’s professional career began at Fair Haven School in New Haven, where she taught kindergarten and first grade.

D’Angelo was then selected to come out of the classroom and serve as an administrative intern at Fair Haven. She said that experience allowed her to learn about leadership in a diverse setting.

D’Angelo’s career path would then bring her to North Haven Middle School. There, she served as assistant principal for five years before taking the top job at Clintonville.

“I’m very excited to be here,” said D’Angelo, a wife and mother of two daughters.

“I have spent most of my life here in North Haven, and I’m so excited to be able to give back to the community that gave me my start.”



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