The Rocky Hill Board of Education unanimously appointed Paige Weaver as the new math coordinator for the town's schools at special meeting Tuesday night.
Weaver, who will be paid a salary of $82,757, will be in charge of developing curriculum for the entire school system. Her first day will be Aug. 29, which is the first day of school.
The math coordinator position was approved when the was adopted on June 6, which included a .
Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone every day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.
The Rocky Hill position is the first time that Weaver will be a math coordinator, however she said that she has been studying curriculum for the past four years.
"It has become my passion over those four years," Weaver said in an interview with Patch after the meeting. She added that she has been volunteering in the East Haddam School District to learn more about different types of curriculum.
"By doing all that, it hit home that I wanted to be a math coordinator," she said.
Weaver will be developing math curriculum for the whole school system, however she said that she plans to focus at the elementary and middle schools in the beginning.
"And then go up from there," Weaver said.
The Clinton resident has been teaching mathematics since 2002 and has taught for the Madison Public School System, at Tiverton High School in Rhode Island and . She has a Masters of Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, a sixth year degree from Southern Connecticut State University and Bachelors of Arts and Science from Salve Regina.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Zito said that Weaver "has a great reputation."
"I think that she will be a good addition to the Rocky Hill School system," he said following the meeting Tuesday night.
Weaver said her best friend lives in town and her friend's husband is a graduate of the school system, which made the decision to apply for the position in Rocky Hill easy.
"When applying for math coordinator positions, I saw Rocky Hill and said that is a good town, let me apply there," she said.