The new principal named to head up the Monomoy Middle School when it opens this September is Brian Daniels. He will begin work at Monomoy on July 1, according to a press release from Monomoy's Superintendent Scott Carpenter.
Daniels has been principal of Quinn Middle School in Hudson, MA for the past five years where he has recently shepherded the construction of that district's new middle school building which opened in November of 2013.
Daniels, who has a home on Cape Cod, told his Hudson School Board of his decision to leave on Friday according to the MetroWest newspaper.
Brian Daniels, began his career at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was a social studies teacher for 26 years and served as humanities curriculum director for the Hudson Public Schools for three years prior to his role as middle school principal. Since November 1 of last year Brian has been the principal of a 700 student middle school for grades 5-7 in Hudson, Massachusetts.
California applicant passed over
The other of the two finalists for the position of principal at the new Monomoy School District Middle School, Christopher Mahoney on the right, has been the director of San Carlos California Charter Learning Center,
Mahoney recently sent a letter this past September to the school community announcing that he was resigning from his role as his charter school’s director due to serious medical challenges.
He wrote in the September 27, 2013 letter, "This will allow me time to complete my recovery and it gives our school board of directors the opportunity to have leadership with individuals able to commit the time required to effectively lead our school".
What happens to the present high school & middle School principals?
Monomoy previously said that neither Len Phelan, principal of Harwich Middle School, nor Lisa Sjostrom, Chatham Middle School's principal, were finalists for the new middle school position.
Both present middle school principals had applied for the new combined middle school position, by neither were moved into the finalist group by the selection committee despite Superintendent Scott Carpenter saying he feels both have provided their separate middle schools with great leadership and passion.