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Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Dodig graduates with class of 2015

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director

June 19, 2015

When John Dodig came to Staples as the interim principal, he was expecting to stay for a year while a search for a long-term principal was conducted. That search was canceled and now, 11 years later, he is stepping away from his position at the helm. Dodig started out as a math teacher at Troup Middle...

Candidate for Principal Withdraws from Consideration

Candidate for Principal Withdraws from Consideration

Andrew Vester, Web Opinions Editor

May 27, 2015

Shelly Somers, the principal of Central Middle School in Greenwich, withdrew herself from consideration for the position of principal at Staples High School.  The statement of Somers’ withdrawal was made by school officials on May 27. The unexpected announcement came a day after Somers met with stude...

Who is Shelley Somers?

Who is Shelley Somers?

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 27, 2015

According to Elliot Landon’s email, candidate Shelley Somers was unanimously selected by the Staples High School search committee as the finalist to fill the open position for principal next year. Somers has been working as principal at Central Middle School in Greenwich, Connecticut for five and...

New principal not yet appointed

New principal not yet appointed

Jane Levy, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2015

Elliott Landon sent an email on Wednesday May 20 to the staff of the Westport Public Schools, in which he stated that Greenwich Public Schools’ press release announcing the hiring of current principal of Central Middle School, Shelley Somers, as the new Staples High School principal was premature and...

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor

Margaux MacColl, Features Editor

April 2, 2015

It was 9:00 am on a Monday when Principal John Dodig had a meeting that left him “at a loss for words.” The meeting was with the Staples Parent Teacher Association, informing him that the Connecticut Parent Teacher Association was going to honor him as the High School Principal of the Year. On Thur...

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