Superintendent of schools James Weiss appointed Matt Malowski as interim assistant principal at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on Monday.
Mr. Malowski fills a vacancy left by assistant principal Neal Weaver, who made the decision to explore other options when his three-year contract ended on June 30.
“We had a committee that worked hard to find a suitable candidate, and they were unable to do that, so I’ve appointed Matt for a one-year-only interim assistant principal position that will allow us to reopen the search next year and hopefully find the right person,” Mr. Weiss said. “Matt has been at the building for a number of years as a teacher and as the coordinator of our STAR [Students and Teachers Achieving Results] program, and he’s done a good job with that, so he’s kind of a logical person to try to do this.”
Mr. Malowski moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 2001. He worked as a teacher’s assistant at West Tisbury School for two years. He moved to MVRHS as an English as a Second Language teacher and coordinator in the fall of 2003.
Mr. Malowski became a teacher and coordinator of the school’s new STAR program in 2007, which provides extra academic help for a select group of ninth and tenth graders.
“It will be a good learning experience; it just seems like a win-win for everyone,” Mr. Malowski said of his new assistant principal position yesterday. “The interim position works for both sides, to see if this is a new career path I want to pursue, and likewise for the school system, to see if I’m a good fit for this role. I’m very happy to fill this need for the school.”
Mr. Malowski and his wife Tracy have two daughters, Paige, 4, and Reese, 2. When not in school, he is an avid fisherman who works part-time at Dick’s Bait and Tackle and serves on the M.V. Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby committee.