New Principal Named For Waltham Elementary School

Dr. Sara Lane has been named as the new principal for the Henry J. Whittemore Elementary School in Waltham.

The Waltham Public Schools have named Dr. Sara Lane as the new principal of the

Waltham Public Schools Superintendent Susan Nicholson made the announcement July 3 in a letter to the community. 

“Please join me in wishing Dr. Lane great success in her new role as the principal of Whittemore Elementary School,” Nicholson wrote.

Lane replaces Deborah Butts who  

Lane comes from the Lunenburg Public School District where she was the principal of the Thomas C. Passios Elementary School, according to Nicholson. Lane also has experience as a principal at several middle schools and is adjunct professor at Lesley University, according to Nicholson.

At the Passios school, Lane’s mission was “turning the school around,” according to Nicholson. Lane instituted an after school learning program and a computer-based program to improve math and English Language Arts skills, according to Nicholson. 

A search committee chose Lane as the new principal after conducting several interviews and visited Lane’s school in Lunenburg, Nicholson said. 

For full text of the letter announcing the principal, click on the PDF box to the right.

Rosanna S August 20, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Sara Lane is great! I had the pleasure of working with Sara at the Marlborough Middle School and she is truly a child centered educator. Her kindness and empathy shows through every day. She is bright, energetic and thinks outside of the box. Waltham is lucky to have her! Good Luck, Sara Rosanna Swillo


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