Lepow, Prevost Named Vice-Principals; Brenneman Appointed NHS Interim Dean of Students

Lepow, Prevost Named Vice-Principals; Brenneman Appointed NHS Interim Dean of Students
Posted on 06/17/2022

NATICK, Mass. — Natick Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anna P. Nolin has named Rebecca Lepow the vice-principal at Brown Elementary School, Sophie Prevost the vice-principal of Memorial Elementary School, and Matthew Brenneman the interim dean of students at Natick High School.

“We’re excited to welcome Ms. Lepow to Brown Elementary and the Natick Public Schools family and celebrate an expanded role for Ms. Prevost at Memorial Elementary,” said Nolin. “Ms. Lepow’s expertise in elementary curriculum, assessment, and accountability make her an ideal fit for us, and we look forward to her making a difference in our Brown Elementary community. Ms. Prevost has played an important role at Memorial since arriving in 2020, and we’re grateful for her steadfast commitment to our students and their families.”

Lepow joins NPS from Wayland Public Schools, where she has served as the director of elementary curriculum, assessment, and accountability for math and science since 2020. In that role, she was responsible for supervising and evaluating teachers and mathematics instructional coaches throughout the district. She also oversees the K-5 mathematics and science curriculum process from design through implementation and assessment. 

Lepow has been with Wayland Public Schools since 2014 and was previously a K-2 mathematics instructional coach and a Grades 3-5 math preview program coordinator for the district. She started her career as a second and third-grade classroom teacher at Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham. 

She earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Skidmore College and Master of Education in elementary education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Prevost is expanding her role at Memorial Elementary School, where she serves as special education coordinator. Prevost continues in that role while adding additional administrative duties as the school’s vice-principal. Prevost leads the school’s response to intervention process and leads the school’s special education efforts, including professional development, staff meetings, and evaluations for teachers and paraprofessionals. 

Before joining NPS, Prevost was an elementary special education coordinator for Arlington Public Schools, an evaluation team leader and special education teacher at Whittemore Elementary in Waltham, and a behavioral therapist with Newton Public Schools. Before beginning her career in education, she was Vice-Consul for the Canadian Embassy in Rome and held other overseas assignments in Albania, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

Prevost earned her Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Université Laval in Quebec City. She earned her Master’s degree in special education with moderate disabilities from Lasell College in Newton.

Brenneman has been associated with Natick High School since 2000 when he was named assistant football coach and the head boys’ indoor and outdoor track and field coach. He’s held both roles since and moved to the classroom as a social studies teacher in 2003. After 10 years in the department, Brenneman took the helm as the social studies department chair in 2013.

As social studies department chair, he leads 17 faculty members, manages the department’s budget, and collaborates with the three professional learning communities within the department to develop, revise, and refine common assessments for students. He’s also leading a team of educators working to develop an American civics course centered on a project-based learning unit promoting civic engagement. 

“Mr. Brenneman has been a staple at Natick High School for more than 20 years,” Nolin said. “He’s stepped up to lead on numerous occasions, and we’re happy to have him serve in this interim position assisting our high school students. His familiarity with our students, teachers, and staff makes him an excellent choice to fill this role.”

Since 2019, Brenneman has also been the school’s Capstone program director, overseeing a reimagination of the senior experiential learning program. Brenneman’s work has aligned the program curriculum with Natick High School’s Profile of a Graduate core competencies and developed community connections to host and mentor Capstone students. Brenneman also served as interim assistant principal in 2017. 

He started his career as the head girls’ track coach at Walpole High School and was director of the Natick Recreation Youth Track Camp for seven years. As a coach, he was honored as the Metrowest Daily News Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2001 and led the Redhawks to the 2002 Division II indoor state track and field championship.

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