HANOVER — The South Shore Vo-Tech School Committee gave retiring Principal Margaret Dutch a warm send-off during its Wednesday, June 20 meeting.
Mark Aubrey takes over as principal with the new fiscal year, which started on July 1.
School Committee Chairman Robert Molla of Norwell presented Dutch with a plaque saluting her “professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to putting students’ education at the center of all your decisions. You’ve been a reliable and caring leader and have earned the respect and admiration of parents, staff and students.”
Dutch, in turn, said she was thankful for the opportunity.
“I’m grateful for the trust that you placed in me and I’ve enjoyed every minute,” she said.
Graphic Communications/Visual Design student Elizabeth Trull, a sophomore from Rockland, was recognized as the Student of the Month for June.
Assistant Princiapl Aubrey, still in his role as assistant superintendent during the June 20 meeting, reported that Trull was selected based on faculty comments that she is a “creative, positive, hard-working and kind” student who is also an “advocate for her peers.”
Trull is a three-sport athlete — volleyball, basketball and softball — a student ambassador, member of SkillsUSA and Business Professionals of America.
Social studies teacher Tammy Glass was honored as June Staff Member of the Month, as nominated by SSVT students. She has been a teacher at the school since 2015 and students lauded her expertise in the subject as well as her willingness to experiment with new projects and assessments to push students to excel. She is also a class adviser and prom volunteer, overseeing the construction of a chandelier designed and built by the shops this year.