Interim Superintendent Elliott Landon has announced the appointment of Meghan Emanuelson, a guidance counselor, as interim director of guidance for both Darien High School and Middlesex Middle School. Landon also announced three other personnel moves related to Emanuelson’s promotion:
- Landon announced that Marc Power, a school counselor at Middlesex Middle School, has been appointed to replace Emanuelson as a school counselor at the high school.
- Replacing Power on an interim basis will be Emily Berezecky has been appointed a school counselor at the middle school.
Emanuelson replaces Paul Ribeiro, who was appointed assistant principal at DHS earlier this summer. Ribeiro replaced Jacob Greenwood, who had taken a job in Monroe as principal of Masuk High School.
So Greenwood’s leaving the school district ultimately resulted in four other personnel changes, as employees were promoted or hired.
“I hope that you will join me in welcoming these three outstanding educators to their new positions,” Landon wrote in a memo that was forwarded to parents.
Here’s the full text of Landon’s memorandum, emailed Friday:
It gives me great pleasure to share with you that I have appointed Meghan Emanuelson as the interim director of guidance, Grades 6 to 12.
Ms. Emanuelson earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in school counseling from Fairfield University. She earned her 6th year in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University.
Meghan has worked as a School Counselor at both Trumbull and Fairfield Warde High Schools as well as Saxe Middle School in New Canaan.
From 2011 to 2014 Meghan served as the director of school and college counseling, Grades 6 to 12 at the Gifft Hill School, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Meghan was hired as a school counselor at Darien High School in August 2014, and has served in that position until her appointment this week.
While at DHS, Meghan has served as an advisor to the Link Leader Program, which facilitates activities for more than 100 senior student leaders and has also served on the committee responsible for designing the Darien Alternative High School Program. Megan was also responsible for developing and disseminating the ninth grade advisory curriculum and lesson plans to staff and Link Leaders.
I am also pleased to share with you that Marc Power, a school counselor at Middlesex Middle School, has been appointed to replace Ms. Emanuelson, on an interim basis, as school counselor at DHS.
Mr. Power earned a bachelor of arts [degree] in Psychology and a master’s [degree] in school counseling from Fairfield University. He received a degree in educational administration from Sacred Heart University. Marc has served as a school counselor at MMS since 2002 and as the curriculum monitor for that department since 2003.
Marc also has served as the Darien Summer School site supervisor since 2015. In his role as MMS guidance curriculum monitor, Marc created and implemented developmental guidance lessons as part of the school’s social emotional learning initiative.
Emily Berezecky has been appointed to replace Marc Power, on an interim basis, as a School Counselor at MMS. Ms. Berezecky received a bachelor of arts in psychology and a master’s in school counseling from Southern Connecticut State University and did her counseling internship at Amity Middle School in Bethany.
I hope that you will join me in welcoming these three outstanding educators to their new positions.