New Dallin Elementary School Principal Hired

The following is from the Arlington Public Schools.

Dallin Elementary School. Patch file photo.
Dallin Elementary School. Patch file photo.
The following is from the Arlington Public Schools.

The Arlington Public Schools announced today that Thad Dingman has accepted the position of Principal of Dallin Elementary School. Mr. Dingman will officially assume his responsibilities as Principal on July 1, 2014.

Since 2010, Mr. Dingman has been Principal of the Muddy Brook Elementary School, an EK-4 school in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District. Under Mr. Dingman's leadership, Muddy Brook has been awarded a $225,000 federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, a $60,000 grant for the development of an early literacy program, and a $25,000 award to implement the Full Option Science System® (FOSS) curriculum. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Dingman was a Grade 5 Teacher in the Boulder Valley (Colorado) School District. He has also held positions as an assistant director of a pre-school and as a teacher at the pre-school level.

Mr. Dingman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his teaching license and a Masters of Elementary Education from Regis University in Denver. Additionally, Mr. Dingman is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver's Program on Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies.

"We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Dingman to Arlington. Thad brings energy and enthusiasm about teaching and learning to the Dallin Elementary School." said Dr. Kathleen Bodie, Superintendent of Schools.
Mark Kaepplein February 24, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Does Arlington pay for relocation or will he bicycle to work from the Berkshires?
Bob Valeri February 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM
If he takes his car he'd better do so soon. After the corridor project is done Mass. Ave. will be a mess with backed up vehicles, especially in the mornings on school days. Poor Hardy parents.
Stephen February 25, 2014 at 01:11 PM
I agree with you Bob, but the Hardy parents are already somewhat experienced with interminable traffic along Lake St. The real wake up call will be for Thompson School parents, when people fleeing the congestion on Mass Ave drive down many of the side streets and bring Mass Ave traffic to Broadway. At least Mass Ave evolved to handle traffic. The Mass Ave Throttling project pushes cars into neighborhoods ill equipped to handle it. And with town officials playing their usual denier politics, it won't be long before you start hearing about accidents throughout east Arlington.


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