CRAFTSBURY – Craftsbury Schools and Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union announce that Melinda Mascolino has been hired as the assistant principal of Craftsbury Schools.
Mascolino comes to Craftsbury Schools with an extensive and varied background in education with roles including 29 years as a classroom teacher and special educator, assistant principal, principal, and director of early childhood education.
“Each position has presented new learning and growth opportunities that I continue to embrace. I can’t imagine a better profession than education and working with children and youth,” Mascolino comments.
In her new role at Craftsbury Schools, Mascolino will focus on supporting and developing elementary school core instructional pedagogy and student learning through OSSU’s multi-tiered system and supports (MTSS) framework. Her expertise in elementary instruction and special education will support students and staff as the school continues to develop and hone their MTSS framework, a goal for both Craftsbury Schools and broadly across Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union.
Principal Matt Foster said, “Melinda comes highly recommended, and her great reputation precedes her in Vermont public education. I look forward to her support for our staff and students to promote a safe and engaging learning environment. We are very fortunate to bring her on board.”
Mascolino lives with her family in the village of Hyde Park. She and her husband stay busy restoring their home built in 1867, a project that she says, “is a labor of love.” Mascolino’s youngest daughter is a senior at Lamoille Union High School and their 22-year-old twins are in college and working.
Additional information and news about Craftsbury Schools can be found at craftsbury.ossu.org.