MEDWAY — Superintendent Armand Pires is pleased to announce the appointments of three new assistant principals within the district.
David Passeggio has been hired as the new Medway High School assistant principal. Passeggio is currently the mathematics department chairperson and a teacher at Walpole High School and has served in this role for almost 11 years. Prior to his time in Walpole, he was a math teacher at the Watertown Public Schools for nine years.
“I am thrilled to be joining the leadership team at Medway High School. Medway already boasts a record of strong academics and diverse extracurricular clubs and activities, built on the foundation of a strong and supportive community,” Passeggio said. “I look forward to introducing myself to members of the greater Medway school community and to begin building positive relationships with students, parents and staff members. Through these relationships I hope to continue the pursuit of excellence for all members of the Medway school community, myself included. I am excited for what the future holds for me in Medway and I can’t wait to get started this summer.”
Passeggio holds a master’s degree in mathematics for teaching from Boston University, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Cambridge College and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics and minor in economics from the University of Vermont.
“We’re very excited to welcome Dave to the Medway community! His experience as a teacher and leader combined with his ability to build strong relationships with students and colleagues will make him a great fit for our school,” Principal John Murray said.
Lauren Marien will serve as the new Medway Middle School assistant principal. Marien currently works as a sixth grade science teacher and part-time assistant principal for a remote school within the Brookline Public Schools. Prior to joining the Brookline Public Schools, Marien served as an assistant principal in the Worcester Public Schools. She has also worked as an academic interventionist in Springfield, an English/humanities instructional coach for grades 1-8 in Holyoke, a third grade teacher in Springfield and a sixth grade teacher in Montague.
“One thing that I am looking forward to is meeting and getting to know the students, families, staff and community members of Medway,” Marien said. “A huge part of the work that I want to do in Medway is assist Principal Luizzi in facilitating a strong feeling of connection and community at Medway Middle School. It is my goal to be seen as a supportive component of the Medway Middle School team. I cannot wait to get started in this exciting new role!”
Marien also serves as an adjunct professor teaching American Sign Language at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut. Marien received her Master of Education from City University of New York-Hunter College in New York City, her Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and her bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at New Paltz in New Paltz, New York.
“Lauren brings significant experience in teaching and educational leadership to her new role. We are excited for her to join our school and get to know our students, families and staff,” Principal Amanda Luizzi said.
Christopher Terzigni will become the assistant principal at Burke-Memorial Elementary School. Terzigni is currently a second-year principal at Beacon Charter School in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He previously spent over six years in the Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, North Carolina serving as a fourth grade teacher, instructional technology coordinator, personalized learning coordinator, sixth grade social studies teacher, principal intern and assistant principal.
“I am excited to join the Medway family and to join the Medway administrative team,” Terzigni said. “I have felt at home since the moment I stepped through the doors and I look forward to being a part of such a strong community with a commitment to learning.”
Terzigni earned his bachelor’s degree in education, master’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in school leadership from High Point University in High Point, North Carolina.
“The Memorial School is excited to welcome Chris to our school community. We feel that his professional expertise and his student centered approach to education will contribute to our strong school culture,” Principal John Kelley said.