April 30, 2017

Dr. Jeanne Bonneau Appointed As Interim Principal Of Dighton~Rehoboth Regional High School

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Dighton (MA) - In a statement today, Superintendent Dr. Anthony C. Azar of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District announced the appointment of Dr. Jeanne Bonneau as Interim High School Principal, beginning March 13, 2017. Dr. Azar said, “Dr. Bonneau has been an administrator/educator for almost 50 years and will be continuing her work in our school district as Interim High School Principal. Moreover, Dr. Bonneau currently oversees our Pre- School Program at the high school”.

Dr. Bonneau, upon accepting the appointment said, “It has been my pleasure, over the past couple of years, to serve the children and staff of Dighton~Rehoboth.” Dr. Azar further said, “Dr. Bonneau is the perfect choice for DRRHS Interim Principal, having served as the Dighton~Rehoboth Regional School District Math Coach at both district middle schools, the Interim Principal at Beckwith Middle School, and currently the Administrator of the Dighton~Rehoboth Pre-Kindergarten School.” Dr. Azar went on to say, “Her passion in life has been and will always be to help and support young people, allowing them to become the best they can be. I strongly believe that Dr. Bonneau finds great joy in seeing students learn and grow into productive citizens.”

Dr. Bonneau added, “I am honored that Dr. Azar has asked me to be the Interim Principal at the high school. It will be my pleasure, working with our leadership team, to help and support the teachers, staff, and students as their Interim Principal. I will have an open door policy.”

Dr. Azar also indicated that there will be an immediate posting for the principal position with a start date of July 01, 2017. A competitive salary and benefit package will be negotiated with potential principal candidates. Dr. Bonneau will serve as interim principal until June 30, 2017 or until a principal is appointed full-time. She will continue the oversight of the Pre-K program as well. Prior to becoming Superintendent, Dr. Azar worked with Dr. Bonneau in the New Bedford Public School System for 8 years, and currently for the past two years as Superintendent of Schools in Dighton~Rehoboth.

Dr. Jeanne Bonneau’s Credentials

Education:
M.Ed. Lesley University – Middle School Mathematics
Ed.D. University of Massachusetts, Leadership and Administration
C.A.G.S. Bridgewater State College, Leadership and Administration
M.Ed. Bridgewater State College, Guidance Counselor
B.S. University of Massachusetts, Business Administration/Accounting

Experience:
Pre-K through12 Director Mathematics / Business
Middle School Principal
Interim Middle School Principal
Elementary School Principal
Interim Prekindergarten School
Middle School and High School Assistant Principal
Central Office Program Coordinator
High School Guidance Counselor
Grade 9 - 12 Mathematics Teacher
Grade 4 - 8 Teacher of Mathematics
Educational Consultant

Other:
Miriam Award for Dedication and Service to Youth
Franco-American Educator of the Year Award for Excellence in Schools
Excellence in School Administration Arts Advocate Award – for outstanding support of the Arts
In Education presented at the State House
Girls’ Basketball Coach High School
200 Victories Award Presented by MBCA
Girl’s Field Hockey Coach High School
Past President Massachusetts Basketball Coach Association

For further information please contact:
Dr. Anthony C. Azar @ 508-252-5000, ext. 5134, or at: aazar@drregional.org.

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