Polson Middle School Assistant Principal Rebecca Coiteux to Leave Madison Public Schools
After over seven years with Madison Public Schools (MPS), current Polson Middle Assistant Principal Rebecca Coiteux is leaving the district this week and taking a on a new role as an intermediate school principal with Canton Public Schools.
Mrs. Coiteux started at MPS as an assistant principal at what was Brown Middle School. During her time at Brown, Mrs. Coiteux said she enjoyed working with former principal Julie Phelps, who she called a great mentor. Her time at Brown was also her first job as an administrator and she said she is very thankful for all she has learned.
“I am so honored that I was able to start here as an administrator,” she said. “I have learned a lot and I don’t take for granted the opportunities that I have had here. I’ll miss it for sure.”
During her time here, Mrs. Coiteux chaired the Professional Development and Evaluation Committee, helping to develop the teacher evaluation methods used here in district. She also served on several curriculum renewal committees.
This year was Mrs. Coiteux’s first at Polson Middle School. She said she really enjoyed getting to follow Brown kids up to Polson and working with 6-8 grade students. As for what she will miss the most about MPS, Mrs. Coiteux said the people.
“It’s really impossible to work somewhere for seven years and not feel a strong connection,” she said. “Many of the staff I have here I knew at Brown and I have formed new relationships here with people in the last couple of months. Between the teachers and the staff and the families and their kids –that’s the hardest part of leaving.”
Mrs. Coiteux’s last day in district is Nov. 27. The district is currently in the process of hiring an interim assistant principal.