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New principal appointed for Barre Catholic school

Brenda S. Buzzell, fourth-generation parishioner of St. Monica Church in Barre, is the new principal of St. Monica-St. Michael School in Barre.
Her appointment was effective July 1; she replaces Denise Maurice.
During her first year as principal of St. Monica-St. Michael School Buzzell, intends to support student learning, increase enrollment and promote continued community involvement.
St. Monica-St. Michael School – offering preschool through grade eight -- offers a quality educational alternative to public schools with a mission to empower students with spiritual, intellectual and physical growth.
A Barre native, Buzzell attended St. Monica School and Marian High School and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience in both public and private schools.
She comes to the St. Monica-St. Michael principal job from The Stern Center for Language and Learning where she spent 11 years as the Building Blocks For Literacy coordinator, instructor and master trainer. .
She brings to the principal’s job knowledge of educational research and best practices and her experience of teaching children in public and private schools as well as teaching adults to understand language and literacy development.
“My school board experience has given me knowledge of best practice, policy development, financial responsibility,” she said.
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