Eileen Nash, principal of the Beethoven Elementary School, was appointed principal at both Beethoven and Ohrenberger schools this year, Boston Public Schools announced this week. The schools are forming a K-8 partnership beginning this year. (Students starting at Beethoven will move into the upper grades at Ohrenberger.) I was really impressed with Ms. Nash when I visited Beethoven last fall.
The Ohrenberger's outgoing principal, Steve Zrike, Jr., will be finishing his doctoral dissertation, as well as supporting "other work in the district." I hope he stays active in the district after becoming Dr. Zrike. Based on my brief interaction with him, he seemed like another smart cookie.