New Dallin Elementary School Principal Hired
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.