Shawn Gonyaw will serve as principal of Marion Cross School next school year, succeeding "Mr. Bill" Hammond who is set to retire. The announcement was made to applause at the Norwich School Board meeting last night, as seen on CATV. Mr. Gonyaw is currently the principal at the the Barnet School, a K-8 school in Barnet, Vermont.
Mr. Gonyaw is currently the principal of the Barnet School, a K-8 school in the Caledonia Cooperative School District in Barnet, Vermont, and has served in this capacity since 2010. He currently teaches courses in Behavior Management and a Student Teacher Seminar on Portfolio Development at Northern Vermont University. Prior to his principalship at the Barnet School, Mr. Gonyaw served as the principal of the Westshire Elementary School in West Fairlee, Vermont, after teaching first grade there for three years. Before teaching in West Fairlee, he taught lower grades in Strafford and before that, taught elementary school in North Carolina. Mr. Gonyaw loves being an elementary school principal, takes a very collaborative approach to his leadership, and is a tireless advocate for his students. In 2018, Mr. Gonyaw was the recipient of the Vermont Middle-Level Principal of the Year award.
Source: Shawn Gonyaw resume at SAU70 website.