Mass. educator to be new principal at Belmont Elementary School

BELMONT — The Shaker Regional School District has hired Sheila Arnold to be the principal of Belmont Elementary School, replacing retiring Principal Emily Spear.

Arnold is currently the principal of Mashpee Middle School in Mashpee, Mass. She has been an elementary school principal in New Bedford, Mass as well as an assistant principal at Mashpee High School.

Superintendent Maria Dreyer said Arnold earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and her Masters of Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Cambridge College (Mass.)

"I'm really excited and delighted," Dreyer said, adding Arnold is an energetic and involved educator who will contribute to success and improvement at Belmont Elementary School.

Described as a collaborative leader who has an exceptional knowledge of curriculum and leadership, Dreyer said Arnold plans on moving to the area and will be invested in the community.

Arnold will begin with Shaker Regional School District on July 1.