The New Milford Board of Education hired Jennifer Delaney on Tuesday to be the assistant principal at Schaghticoke Middle School.

Delaney previously worked as an instructional coach at Danbury High School with a focus on literacy and support for English language learners. Prior to that, she spent seven years as an eighth grade reading and language arts teacher in Waterbury.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English literature and her master’s in psychology with a focus on gifted education and talent development from the University of Connecticut. She is working on her doctorate in the instructional leadership program at Western Connecticut State University. Delaney is also a certified 7-12 English teacher and intermediate administrator supervisor.