New assistant principal at SHS

By Lisa Capobianco
Staff Writer
Southington High School has welcomed a new assistant principal.
The school board voted unanimously in approval to appoint Dianne Holst-Grubbe to the position of Assistant Principal. Holding a Master of Arts Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Grubbe has experience working in several different school districts in Connecticut, including Farmington, Washington and Wallingford.
“We look forward to the opportunity to have you become a new leader in our district,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski, thanking Grubbe for choosing to work in the Southington school district. “From the top of great candidates, you rose to the top.”
Since 2011, Grubbe has served as the English Department leader and Language Arts Vertical Team Leader at Farmington High School, taking on a number of roles between organizing monthly professional development to district literacy specialists and building literacy intervention programs.
She also worked as an English teacher for 12 years at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Conn., and took on other leadership roles there, including data coordinator and 11th grade data team leader. Prior to her roles in the Washington School District, Grubbe was also an English teacher at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford.
Grubbe will begin July 1 with a starting salary of $123,019.
She is replacing Helen Crowley, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

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