Jeff Wallowitz, formerly an elementary school principal in the West Hartford school system, has been named principal of Linden Street School.
Wallowitz was selected through an extensive search process conducted by the Linden Principal Steering Committee, comprised of Linden teachers, staff, parents and district administration.
“The transition to the Plainville Community Schools has been amazing. So many staff and families have reached out with a kind welcome. The sense of community is palpable and it has become immediately evident how much people care about Linden School and all its children,” said Wallowitz. “I can’t wait to meet the entire school family and get working on what should be an interesting school year. Linden seems like a very special place and I am honored to be a part of it.”
Wallowitz holds an Administrative Sixth Year Certificate from Sacred Heart University, as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Central Connecticut State University.
Wallowitz served as principal of Webster Hill Elementary School in West Hartford since 2008. Prior to that, he was principal of Van Buren Moody Elementary School in Middletown.
Wallowitz also has served as an assistant principal in the Berlin school system and a curriculum specialist and fifth grade teacher in the West Hartford school system.
Additionally, he currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Joseph.
“I am extremely pleased and excited to welcome Jeff Wallowitz to the Plainville Community Schools’ leadership team,” said superintendent of schools Steven LePage. “His balance of experience, knowledge and proven ability to build meaningful and supportive relationships with the entire school and district community make him the perfect leader for Linden Street School.”