Jennifer Bellville

Education for me was a natural path that I knew I would always choose.  I come from a family of educators so I never really thought to do anything else.  I began my journey at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst as an Elementary Education and English double major.  After finishing my student teaching, I was hired in Deerfield to finish the year as an Instructional Assistant for a little boy with brain cancer.  I was fortunate to get a teaching job the falling fall in Spencer as a third grade teacher.  This was my first introduction to mentoring – in that I didn’t have one.  I was the first new hire in over five years, so I often found myself lost and always asking for clarification.  During my five years in Spencer, I pursued my Masters’ degree in Special Education and went through the MESPA Administration program.  I then became a Team Chairperson for a year, and then a principal. I was a principal of two different PreK-6 buildings for five years before my journey brought me to Millbury.

I have been in Millbury for the last eight years.  The first four as a principal of the Raymond E. Shaw School, grades four to six.  The most recent four years as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.  In my current role, I am responsible for New Teacher Induction, the Induction program for all new teachers, and am in charge of the district Mentoring program.