Arlington High Hires New Athletic Director

See who is replacing embattled Athletic Director Ted Dever, who was fired in March.

The following is from the Arlington Public Schools.

The Arlington Public Schools announced today that Melissa Dlugolecki has accepted the position of Athletic Director at Arlington High School. Ms. Dlugolecki will officially assume her responsibilities as Athletic Director this summer. 

Ms. Dlugolecki is currently both the Assistant Athletic Director and a Special Education Teacher at Holliston High School, positions she has held since 2009. She has been a stand-out Varsity Field Hockey and Softball Coach at Holliston High School. She has also served in educational leadership positions in Holliston, including volunteering to help develop school-wide rubrics to measure the school’s 21st century learning expectations, to lead a redesign of the student advisory program, and to serve on the Teacher Technology Advisory Committee. She previously served as the Residential Director for the Kennedy Donovan Center, a multi-location residential home for adults with disabilities. 

Ms. Dlugolecki graduated from Providence College with a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology.  While at Providence, she was a division one scholarship athlete in Field Hockey and Captain of the Field Hockey team her senior year. Ms. Dlugolecki is currently working towards a Master’s in Education at Framingham State University. She is a Registered Athletic Administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

“We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Dlugolecki to Arlington,” said Superintendent Kathleen Bodie. “She comes with a strong leadership track record as well as her high marks for her commitment to a high quality athletic program that supports and enhances school core values.”

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Susan Ruderman June 12, 2013 at 05:50 PM
She sounds like a good, strong choice for the job. Congrats to her and AHS.
Susan June 12, 2013 at 06:12 PM
How is this "breaking news?" I am tired of every other occurrence covered by Patch being described as BREAKING NEWS! Maybe it is just me, but I think of breaking news as something that is exciting, unusual and big news. The tanker truck rollover and 10,000 gallon oil spill into the Mystic River last week was "breaking news," This is not.
Elaine G June 12, 2013 at 06:17 PM
May not be breaking news, per se, but it is good news nonetheless. Sounds like a big win for Arlington and a loss for Holliston. I wish Melissa Dlugolecki much success in her new job.
Bob Valeri June 12, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Good luck to Ms. Dlugolecki. A motivated leader with expertise in the coaching field will be a boon to the success of the athletic program. Let's hope she returns Arlington to the prominence of years ago.
Tim June 12, 2013 at 06:51 PM
It's good to see she isn't someone's Godchild or boyfriend .. I wish her the best luck . She has her work cut out for her .
sandi g June 16, 2013 at 01:50 AM
If you have a child in the school system it is breaking news....because even the coaches are political.....As far as what miss Susan said.....shame shame shame....the driver could be dead, and once again, we are worried about the water...........tim....your comment is perfect!!!
John June 16, 2013 at 03:04 AM
S G = saul glick


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