Introducing our New Wellness Department Chair and Athletic Director

After an extensive interview and selection process, Principal Stembridge has announced that Ms. Patricia Gonzalez will become our new Wellness Department Chair and Athletic Director. Patty has served as the athletic director for Austin Prep since 2008. Prior to that, Patty served as the director of athletics and taught physical education for Ursuline Academy. Born in Argentina, she holds an undergraduate degree in physical education from the Instituto Nacional de Educaccion Fisica in addition to a Masters in school administration from Cambridge College.

The Booster Club would like to thank the interview committee, who devoted many hours to help us with this process:

Gerard Gagnon and Charlie Myette, co-chairs; Alan Rotatori, wellness teacher, coach; Amy Aransky, wellness teacher; Amy Richard, teacher, former coach; Barbara Castoldi, department secretary; Bonnie Barber, parent; Daniel Bianchi, head custodian; Kathy Houston-Read, parent; Howard Marget, parent; Jonathan Frieze, alumnus parent; Liam Brandel, student; Madison Connolly, student; Molly Widrick, teacher, coach; Nick Bartley, student; Ted Dalicandro, teacher, coach; Tom Giusti, AD/Wellness Department Chair, Newton North High School.

And finally a big thank you to the many students, parents, coaches, and teachers who took the time to meet our finalists and provide feedback.