06/24/15 6:00am
06/24/2015 6:00 AM
(Credit: Daniel Goldfarb)

Jenn Wissemann will take over as principal at Oysterponds Elementary School next month. (Credit: Daniel Goldfarb)

Jenn Wissemann feels like she’s come full circle.

Fifteen years ago, she began working as a student teacher at Oysterponds Elementary School District in Orient.

Next month, she’ll become the school’s principal.

Ms. Wissemann said she won’t be isolated to the main office and described her position as a “teaching principal,” meaning she’ll continue to work as the school’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructor.

“I love being in the classroom and teaching kids,” she said. “In a building this small, [having a teaching principal is] something that can be done … I feel it’s really the best of both worlds.”