The Danbury school district has appointed a new principal for Shelter Rock School. Anna Machial comes to Danbury from New Britain Public Schools, where she held positions as assistant principal at the elementary and secondary levels for the past four years. Prior to being an administrator, Machial taught for 11 years in at the elementary and middle school levels in Region 12 and Waterbury. Machial was named “Teacher of the Year” and a Washington Education Policy Program Fellow during that time. Fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese, Danbury school officials say Machial will make a good match for the Shelter Rock community. They say she will help establish strong connections to families and caregivers, which is the essential foundation for growth in student learning.