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Coach Stewart Takes the Field as Principal

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If you are called into Arlington Memorial High School and Middle School’s new principal’s office, make sure NOT to mention the NHL team, the Montreal Canadians.  Principal Tim Stewart is an avid sportsman and enjoys watching the Toronto Maple Leafs; he can also be spotted refereeing AMHS soccer and baseball games.  Last spring he also revived the boys’ varsity baseball program and continues to coach the team in the 2016 season.

Last summer, Stewart began his new position: principal. Prior to that, Stewart worked as the AMHS Athletic Director. Education comes naturally to Stewart, “My grandmother and dad spent their entire professional careers in education.” Stewart began his career at AMHS over 29 years ago, and during this time he has taught countless classes which include metalworking, welding, woodworking, drafting, and keyboarding. He also started a school-based business called Room 129 Productions. Stewart explains, “The class would build furniture and then sell it.  We also performed community service for the Town of Arlington and constructed various projects around the school. Students would gain woodworking, drafting and construction skills.”

Stewart currently lives in Sunderland, Vermont. After graduating from Keene State College in 1987 with a degree in Industrial Arts, he landed his first teaching job at Arlington Memorial High School “and I have been here ever since. I have enjoyed my time in Arlington, and my new position as a principal will be my toughest challenge yet.  I have already found out that, as a principal, everyday is different, and you never know what will happen next.”

What made him make the transition to administration? “During the summer of 2012, former principal Kerry Csizmesia encouraged me to attain my Masters in Administration.  He felt that I had the leadership qualities needed to become a principal.  So when the position became vacant last June, I felt it was time to give it a shot.”

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Coach Stewart Takes the Field as Principal