Pittsfield Appoints Three New Principals

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Public Schools has named Kerry Light, Brenda Kelley and Gina Coleman as new principals.

Light, a special education teacher and unit leader at Reid Middle School, is principal Silvio O. Conte Community School. An educator in the city since 2004, she holds a master's degree from Springfield College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from American International College. She also is a consultant to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as an MCAS-alternate training specialist.

Kelley will switch from interim to permanent principal at Allendale Elementary School on July 1. She has been a teacher, a reading specialist and an interim principal at Williams Elementary School. She holds a master's degree in education from Cambridge College and an educational specialist certificate from the Reading Institute in Williamstown.

Coleman will be joining the Pittsfield Public Schools at Theodore Herberg Middle School after working at Hillcrest Educational Centers and Williams College, where she was associate dean of students and head women's rugby coach. She earned a master's degree in education form Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and her doctorate from the University of Nebraska.

The school system is welcoming these administrators to its team of educators this summer, pending successful contract negotiations.

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