Chouinard named interim assistant principal at Westport Middle School


The Westport Community Schools has announced the appointment of Kelly Chouinard as the interim assistant principal at the Westport Middle School, pending contract negotiations.

She said that one goal she has for this school year is to create an environment where students and teachers feel supported.

Mrs. Chouinard began her new position on October 7 after seven years at Westport High School as an English teacher.  She began working at Durfee High School in 1995 as a substitute teacher, then as a long-term substitute and ultimately as an English teacher until she  moved to WHS in 2007. She is certified as an English teacher on the secondary level.

Mrs. Chouinard received her bachelor of arts in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.  During her dozen years as a teacher, she has been involved in curriculum development, specifically alignment with the Common Core, development of Units of Instruction and has served on the ELA district curriculum leadership team.

She is now completing her master’s degree in school administration and leadership from American International College. She completed her internship under the tutelage of Karen Antonelli, Westport High School’s assistant principal. Recent professional development has been in the EDWIN Teaching & Learning system as well as the development of District Determined Measures.



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