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New principals appointed to New Bedford’s elementary schools

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Hayden McFadden, Renaissance and Rodman Schools welcome new leaders for SY2022-2023.

New Bedford Public Schools welcomes three new principals for the 2022-2023 school year at Hayden McFadden, Renaissance and Rodman Schools, Superintendent Thomas Anderson announced recently, stating, “It is a pleasure to welcome these accomplished leaders; they bring a wealth of educational and administrative experience to their schools.” The three were introduced at the New Bedford School Committee August 15 meeting.

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Kim Marshall. New Bedford Public Schools photo.

Hayden McFadden Elementary School
Ms. Kim Marshall, Hayden McFadden Elementary School Principal, started on July 1, 2022. Ms. Marshall joins the Hayden-McFadden Elementary School Community after serving as Rodman Elementary School’s leader for the past 8 years. Prior to that Ms. Marshall served 14 years as an elementary school educator within New Bedford Public Schools. Ms. Marshall states, “I am very excited to return to the school where I began my teaching career 23 years ago. I look forward to meeting and working with the Hay Mac Heroes and their families this upcoming school year. It’s going to be a great year!”


Amy Hustom. New Bedford Public Schools photo.

Thomas R. Rodman Elementary School
Ms. Amy Huston, Thomas R. Rodman Elementary School Principal, started on July 11, 2022. Ms. Huston joins the Rodman Elementary School Community after serving as an Assistant Principal at Hayden McFadden Elementary School for the past 5 years. Prior to that Ms. Huston served 11 years as an Assistant Principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. She was a teacher and guidance counselor for 10 years within New Bedford Public Schools. Ms. Huston states, “I am excited to support an amazing staff and work with the students and families of the Rodman community.”


Katelyn O’Donoghue. New Bedford Public Schools photo.

Renaissance Community Innovation School
Ms. Katelyn O’Donoghue, Renaissance Community Innovation School (RCIS) Principal, started in her new role August 1, 2022. Ms. O’Donoghue joins the RCIS School Community from Holbrook Public Schools, where she served as Assistant Principal at the JFK Elementary School for 5 years. Throughout her 22 years in public education, Ms. O’Donoghue has been an elementary educator, a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Supervisor and a District Math Coordinator. Ms. O’Donoghue states, “I am extremely proud and excited to be joining the Renaissance School community. Getting an education is the most important thing our students will ever do for themselves. My goal as principal is to support my teachers and families as we work together to provide our students with the skills and mindset to achieve, to thrive, and to take on the world.”

The new principals will announce opportunities to join them at their respective schools to meet and greet their students, staff and families.

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