Richard Seidman will continue in his current role as the Athletic Director after the board of education appointed him to the position at its meeting Thursday night.
In April, former Athletic Director Thomas McCabe for several months. McCabe had been with . In March, Seidman began filling in as the athletic director when McCabe got ill.
Seidman has acted as an athletic director and coordinator of student activities for Rocky Hill High School on three separate occasions before this year.
Before serving as the athletic director this year, Seidman was a teacher at the secondary level for 18 years. He was a social studies teacher at Rocky Hill High School from August 1998 to March 2012 and social studies/history teacher at Mooreland High School in Kensington for four years. He was a coach for 16 years at the varsity and junior varsity levels.
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With the "," Seidman stated in his resume that he wanted to be a part of the administration and said the high school would "need steady, experienced leadership."
"I would like to be there to facilitate and contribute to this growth," Seidman said. "A tireless worker, I operate under the philosophy of always putting the children first."
Seidman will be paid $101,245 per year and will officially take over the position on July 1.
On the same evening, the board of education honored the two Rocky Hill state championship teams; the and . Seidman presented members of softball team with a trophy for being named the number one team in the state by the New Haven Register.