Nancy Larson, an educator in the South Windsor public school system for the last 28 years, has been tapped to be the new principal of Timothy Edwards Middle School.
Larson, who has been an elementary school and middle school teacher as well as an associate and interim principal, took over the job on Nov. 5, replacing Kristin Heckt, who left the post after 11 years to take the superintendent of schools position in Bolton.
Larson, the wife of state Rep. Timothy Larson (D-East Hartford), will earn $129,469 per year.
Texting from Washington, D.C., where she is chaperoning 226 8th graders on a field trip, Larson said that she was “honored to serve as the next principal of Timothy Edwards. We have great kids, supportive parents and a dedicated staff.”
In a letter to parents, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kate Carter said that Larson is “an outstanding educator” whose years working in various roles in the school system make her an ideal candidate for the position.
“All of [the] experiences provide Nancy with a foundation for success as she is extremely knowledgeable of South Windsor's curriculum, is a highly regarded member of the administration and, most importantly, has been a key player in TE's success as a middle school,” Carter wrote. “Mrs. Larson is perfectly poised to sustain TE's momentum and continue its tradition of excellence."
Carter also said that Larson’s letters of recommendation indicated that she “leads with integrity” and brings “a sense of calm” to the school.
“The clear consensus is that Nancy is well respected and ‘goes above and beyond the call of duty’ was also a consistent theme in the feedback we received,” Carter wrote.