By Carol Britton Meyer
Plymouth River School Principal Melissa Smith recently stepped into the role of assistant principal, replacing Charleen Fabrizio, who recently accepted another position with Hingham Public Schools as elementary administrator of special education.
At the same time, Gregory Lamothe -- who has served in a number of different roles as an educator in various communities -- has been named interim principal for the upcoming school year.
Smith and Lamothe were the two finalists from among 25 candidates for the assistant principal position.
Smith explained her reasons for accepting this new position in an email to PRS families. "After much reflection on my skill set and wanting to continue my loyalty to our excellent school, it was clear to me that this transition is a perfect opportunity for me personally and for the school's future success."
Asst. Supt. of Schools Jamie LaBillois said that Lamothe and Smith -- coupled with "the dedicated and talented faculty and staff, wonderful students, and supportive parents that already exist at PRS make for an exciting combination in the year ahead."
LaBillois will visit PRS in the fall to meet with faculty, students, and community members to explain the process for a full principal search.