My Goal in Blogging

I started this blog in May of 2008, shortly after my election to the School Committee, because I believed it was very important to both provide the community with an opportunity to share their thoughts with me about our schools and to provide me with an opportunity for me to ask questions and share my thoughts and reasoning. I have found the conversation generated on my blog to be extremely helpful to me in learning community views on many issues. I appreciate the many people who have taken the time to share their views. I believe it is critical to the quality of our public schools to have a public discussion of our community priorities, concerns and aspirations.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Finalists Announced for Assistant Principal Positions at Middle School and High School

Amherst Regional Middle School Principal Michael Hayes has announced the selection of Diane Chamberlain and Betsy Dinger as finalists for the position of assistant principal at the middle school. Chamberlain is currently serving as an interim assistant principal at ARHS. Dinger is currently a special education reading teacher at ARMS. Members of the community are invited to meet the finalists on Thursday, May 13 from 12 to 1 pm at the middle school.

Amherst Regional High School Principal Mark Jackson has announced that Diane Chamberlain is also a finalist for the assistant principal position at the high school, along with Jeff Cook. Cook is currently Senior Curriculum Access Specialist at the Urban Science Academy in Boston. Members of the community will have an opportunity to meet with Cook on Thursday, May 13 between the hours of 11:10 and 1:10 at the high school. Chamberlain will be available to meet with community members between 10:00 and 12:00 on Friday, May 14.


TomG said...

I would have that the super would be the hiring manager for the ARMS principal, and the ARHS principal would be the hiring manager for the ARHS assistant principal.

Why is Jackson and not the super hiring the ARMS principal?

Nina Koch said...


I think you are confused. Maybe I didn't write those paragraphs very well.

Mike Hayes is hiring the MS assistant principal and Mark Jackson is hiring the HS assistant principal. Diane Chamberlain is a finalist for both positions.