MHS interim principal Peg Shoemaker, who was hired in June, was introduced to the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
The meeting was moved from Monday, Aug. 12 due to multiple scheduling conflicts for Board members.
"This shows that all good things come to those who wait,'' Superintendent Dana Monogue said, noting the original search to replace Steve Plank, who left to become the superintendent in Burlington, didn't lead to a hire.
Shoemaker served the past six years as the principal at Hudson High School. Before that she served as the principal at Willow Ridge Elementary. She also served as a teacher and associate director of learning services has worked for nearly 30 years in Hudson.
Monogue noted Shoemaker led Hudson High School through a building project, which will serve MHS well as planning for construction on a two-phase rebuilt and expansion that will begin in the summer of 2020 continues this school year.
"I have had a great three weeks so far in the District. I am so incredibly impressed with the professional development,'' Shoemaker said. "Middleton has a lot to offer.''
Shoemaker, who is relocating to the area with her husband later this month, hopes to meet with more students in the coming weeks. She also said one of her passions is coaching teachers.