New principal to start at Whitcomb School, July 1

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By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer

A portrait shows Angela House. (Submitted photo)

Marlborough – Angela House is no stranger to students and staff in the Marlborough Public Schools.  Now, she’s set to take over as the head of the Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, Superintendent Michael Bergeron announced, March 8.  

House bring years of experience to the table

A local resident, House graduated from Marlborough High School and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education with an Art History minor, from UMass Dartmouth.

Whitcomb hired House as an art teacher in 2012. In 2014, in that role, she then earned the honor of “New Art Educator of the Year” from the Massachusetts Art Education Association.

House went on to receive her Master’s in Educational Leadership and Management from Fitchburg State University in 2015. Degree in hand, House secured a promotion to the role of assistant principal at Whitcomb, first serving as an interim administrator before earning the long-term job. 

“I could not be happier that Angela is taking the next step in her career right here in Marlborough,” Bergeron said, March 8. “Angela has all of the leadership qualities I am looking for to lead the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb School.”  

Current Principal Brian Daniels to retire

House will replace retiring Principal Brian Daniels, whose last day is July 1  

Daniels got his start teaching at the Archibald Williams High School in Braintree in 1976. After 23 years in that position, he came to the region to teach and later serve administrative roles in the Hudson Public Schools over a 15-year span. In Marlborough, Daniels took the Whitcomb Principal job in 2015 and has served in that position ever since.

Daniels sent an email to parents in early February in which he said he had already previously informed Superintendent Bergeron in October of his plans to retire. In his email, Daniels said he  had been eyeing a formal announcement after February school vacation. However, due to controversy generated by online posts regarding national politics, he wrote, he decided to move up his announcement.

House ready for her new role

Daniels has said he’s committed to a smooth transition to House’s leadership.

Still navigating this year of education impacted by COVID-19, House said in a statement, March 9, that she’s excited to take on this new role.

“I look forward to continuing my passion for educating within the community and taking this next step in Marlborough Public Schools,” she said.