by Samantha Libraty
Today, Williams Elementary School principal Midge Connolly, ’84, was named this school’s new vice principal, according to principal Jennifer Price.
Connolly with begin in the fall. She will replace current vice principal Deb Holman, who is to become the Brookline headmaster in the fall.
After interviews and discussions, a committee of administrators, faculty, a parent and a student, which was co-chaired by Riley housemaster Mark Aronson and history department head Jonathan Bassett, chose two finalists: Connolly and Hudson accounting teacher Steve Martin.
Price interviewed the final two candidates and chose Connolly.
Aronson said, “I am very excited to work with Connolly, and I think she’ll enjoy being here. I think the committee made a great choice.
“It is great to see a graduate come back to the school and have a leadership role. It shows that students have a very special bond here,” Aronson said.
Connolly said she has “been an administrator at both the elementary and the middle school levels, and this year, I have had the opportunity to do an internship with Price.”
“It was once I started this internship that I quickly knew that I wanted to work at the high school level as an administrator,” she added.
Connolly said, “I have been very lucky in my professional career to have had administrative positions all of which would help to inform me in the the very complicated and exciting job of being a school administrator, particularly an administrator in a school the size and scope of this one.”
“The first thing I will do as vice principal is to have conversations with faculty, staff and students, so that I will better understand the culture of the school.”