Alpine Ski: Mark Rosenberg has been hired to coach the Newton South Alpine Ski team. Mark is a PSIA-certified alpine instructor and child specialist at Wachusett Mountain ski school, a frequent NASTAR medalist, a volunteer coach of the Great Mountain Bears Special Olympics team, and a dabbler in adaptive snow sports. Mark credits his passion for skiing with hours spent on snow with his son Simon, an accomplished snowboard rider, and the encouragement from his mom at an early age. Mark studied history and women’s studies at Brandies, receiving degrees in 1985 and 1995. As undergraduate he was the captain of the varsity swimming team and a school record holder. He has taught at Bentley College since 2002. Mark has also taught history in the Newton public schools in the summer and at Gann Academy. Mark is an avid outdoor educator who specializes in differentiated experiential guided exploration. He works at the JCC year-round in early childhood education, and during summer months for Camp Grossman as a ropes course instructor. While prioritizing safety Mark also regards skiing as incredibly fun. “It is an opportunity to learn about oneself in relationship to others and the environment. Through skiing we have a chance to find balance between our bodies and technology in the mountains we encounter.”
Winter Dance: Michelle Cueroni has joined the Athletics staff as winter Dance coach. She graduated from UMass Amherst with a BFA in dance and a minor in Spanish. She works as a dance teacher/choreographer at several dance studios in Ashland and Boston. Michelle is also a yoga and barre instructor. She has performed with Static Noyce Dance Company, RAW Artists of Boston, Audra Carabetta Choreography, the UMass Amherst Dance Department, and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. Please welcome Michelle to our staff.
Girls Gymnastics: Coach Greg Boudreau has returned to Newton South as an assistant coach of Girls Gymnastics. After two years away from our program, Greg is assisting Coach Calzone and working with our talented athletes.
Indoor Track: Indoor Track welcomes new assistant coach Maggie Fox, a graduate of Holy Cross, where she was a D1 Cross Country and Track and Field Athlete. Maggie has vast experience as a track and field coach with all age levels. She is currently the head Varsity Cross Country coach at Newton Country Day. She has furthered her knowledge of coaching track by receiving the USATF level 1 coaching certification and by completing numerous training clinics. She is currently serving as USATF-New England vice president.
Swimming and Diving: Alexandra Wuerfl is the new addition to the Swimming and Diving coaching staff. She graduated from Assumption College with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Mathematics. She was the captain of the Assumption College swimming team, the Aquatics director for Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, and swam for Wayland while in high school.