New Principals!

posted May 31, 2018, 5:49 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated May 31, 2018, 5:49 AM ]
headshot photo of Kent Hurlburt
Mr. Kent Hurlburt has been appointed Principal of Gideon Welles School starting July 1. There is no doubt he will continue our tradition of excellent leadership at Gideon Welles. Mr. Hurlburt has served as Principal of Buttonball Lane Elementary School for the last seven years. His experience also includes working as a fifth and sixth grade teacher in West Hartford, as an assistant principal in Burlington, as a past principal of Naubuc School in Glastonbury, and as a principal in Wallingford. He brings a positive spirit and contagious enthusiasm to every task, as the Gideon Welles community will soon discover!

headshot photo of Janet Balthazar
Mrs. Janet Balthazar will replace Mr. Hurlburt as the new Principal of Buttonball Lane Elementary School. Mrs. Balthazar has served as the Principal of Eastbury Elementary School for the last six years. She began her teaching career in Glastonbury teaching third grade at Hebron Avenue Elementary and fifth grade at Gideon Welles. She also served as an assistant principal at three different schools including Gideon Welles as well as a middle school and an elementary school in Colchester. Mrs. Balthazar is admired throughout the district for her energy and compassion. We are certain the Buttonball Lane community will be delighted with their new leader.