The Amity Regional School District No. 5 Board of Education appointed Orange resident Anna Mahon as the Principal of the Blue Ribbon Award Winning Amity Regional High School. Ms. Mahon is currently serving as an Amity Regional High School Associate Principal, and is respected as a proud and accomplished member of the Amity Regional High School family since 2000.
According to Superintendent Charles Dumais, Mahon was selected from a pool of over 25 well-qualified candidates through a process that included an intentionally broad range of constituents and focused on each candidate’s ability to advance the district goals and respond to themes present in feedback collected from faculty, staff, students, and parents. “Throughout the process, Anna demonstrated that she has the instructional knowledge, leadership capacity, and communication skills to more than effectively meet the instructional and cultural needs of Amity Regional High School,” Dumais said. “She is already a valuable member of our leadership team, and we are eager to see her in her new role as principal.”
Mahon started at Amity in 2000 as an English teacher, became the Chairman of the English Department in 2007, and was selected to serve as an Amity Regional High School Associate Principal in 2010. She has previously worked as an English teacher in both Stamford and Darien, Connecticut. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont, earning a double major in English and Psychology. Mahon has also earned a Master’s Degree in Secondary English Education from Boston University and a Sixth Year in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a current member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and a past member of Pi Lambda Theta Professional Association in Education and Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Fraternity. Outside of her educational expertise, Mahon represented the United States Track and Field Team at the 2004 Olympics in the 4-kilo hammer throw.
“I am honored and excited to be the next Principal of Amity Regional High School,” Mahon said. “Amity is in my blood, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to advance to the next level of leadership in a school and district that are so dear to me.”
She began her role as Amity Regional High School Principal July 1, 2015. Outgoing Principal Charles Britton, referred to Mahon as a powerful instructional leader who is committed to ensuring that students at Amity High School are afforded the highest caliber experiences in the academics, athletics, and the arts. “On behalf of the entire faculty, staff, students and extended community, congratulations are extended to Ms. Mahon – Amity is extraordinarily fortunate to have Ms. Mahon at the helm,” he said.
By Melissa Nicefaro – Woodbridge Town News Correspondent