I am so pleased and proud that Dr. Shawn Marinello has been chosen as the next assistant principal at Toquam. In his role as administrative intern at Toquam for the past three years, Dr. Marinello has proven himself as a leader dedicated to our staff, students and families. Throughout a rigorous interview process that began with almost 80 candidates, Dr. Marinello rose to the very top of a very qualified candidate pool impressing every interview committee with his intelligence and passion for students' success both academically and socially/emotionally. I am thrilled to continue the work of our administrative team with him in this well-deserved new role. I know you join me and the entire staff in congratulating him.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents, Toquam teachers and paraeducators as well as Central Office staff who participated in the interview process. In addition, thank you to all those who filled out the Assistant Principal Survey. All of this input was considered when Dr. Lucero, Dr. Fernandes and I selected Dr. Marinello and put his name forward as our candidate to Mr. Kim, our superintendent.
Dr. Marinello will officially begin our summer work together next week. One of most pressing tasks for the summer will be to find an administrative intern to complement and complete our administrative team.
Enjoy a wonderful 4th of July!