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New Dedham principal and athletic director set for coming year

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  August 1, 2013 06:33 PM

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The Dedham School Committee welcomed two top level administrators to the Dedham Public Schools at a meeting Wednesday.

Incoming Athletic Director Steve Traister and Greenlodge Elementary School Principal Philip Banios were both recently hired and will begin work this coming academic year.

Traister was previously an athletic director at the Milton Public Schools and Banios was previously assistant principal at Pine Hill Elementary School in the Dover-Sherborn Public Schools.

“I’m enthusiastic and I’m honored to be a part of the Greenlodge School,” Banios said Wednesday. “It’s a smaller school, a neighborhood school, where parents can get to know you.”

Banios said he worked as both a second grade and a fifth grade teacher to give him practical experience in a range of elementary classes.

Traister updated the School Committee about the ability to use local parks in the fall and that he had been working with the town’s Park and Recreation Commission.

School Committee chairman Joe Heisler welcomed Traister, and reminded him of his predecessor Michael Plansky’s successes.

“He broke some new ground here,” Heisler said. “He increased the level of participation.”

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