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Twomey to become new dean

Kai-Jia Yue, Social Media Manager

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When people see WA’s athletic director, Dan Twomey, in the halls, they talk to him about how their sports teams are doing or the goal they just scored in the last game they played. However, starting in fall 2017, he will become one of the WA’s deans.

Earlier this year, Dean Michael Parent announced that he would be retiring by the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Many interviews were held to find a candidate to fill his spot, but it was ultimately decided that Twomey was the best fit. According to Twomey, he had always wanted to take up a more administrative position.

“Administration at the high school level is something that I always wanted to do and it was a wonderful opportunity for me continue my professional career as administrator and to be involved with students in different ways,” Twomey said.

Twomey hopes to help students with his problem-solving skills, and he wants to nurture students in a way where they will grow and develop as people.

“I think I have some big shoes to fill with Mr. Parent leaving. First of all, he was a great dean. I think that I really offer a positive attitude and problem solver. [I am] someone who is a really student centered administrator and cares a lot about seeing the students succeed in a lot of different ways,” Twomey said.

Though his new position will be different from his old one, Twomey understands the differences. He will still be helping students, just in another way.

“It will be a different kind of topic. Instead of it being all sports related, it will be a wide variety of things that I can help them succeed in. Hopefully I can help them learn and be the best students that they could be,” Twomey said.

He looks forward to the new year working as a dean.

“I’m excited and looking forward to the new opportunities here,” Twomey said.

 

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