GREENWICH, Conn. -- Social studies teacher Lucy M. Arecco has been appointed interim administrator of Bella House at Greenwich High School, effective immediately, Interim Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Corda announced.
As a teacher at GHS for 12 years and a GHS alumni with a background in law, Arecco is well-positioned to lead Bella House and the Social Studies department at GHS during a transition year, Corda said.
“Lucy offers a strong background in social studies curriculum and instructional innovation," GHS Headmaster Chris Winters said. "Her solid track record as a teacher at GHS and the leadership she has exercised confirms that she is a strong educator, willing and able to listen, learn, and lead Bella House and the Social Studies department during this transition.”
As Interim Bella House Administrator, Arecco is responsible for the administrative operations of the house and of the Social Studies department. A search for the permanent position of GHS Bella House Administrator will be conducted at the start of the hiring season next January.
After five years in the private sector as an associate attorney, Arecco began teaching social studies at GHS in 2004. She has taught the World Themes, Global Studies, Psychology, Civics, Law and America, and Contemporary America courses at GHS.
Arecco is currently an AVID Tutor, a Freshman and Senior Internship Mentor, the Bella House representative for the National Honor Society program at GHS, and a member of the GHS Administrative Restructuring Committee.
She received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Yale University graduating cum laude with distinction in 1995; a juris doctor in law from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1998 and was admitted to the New York and Connecticut bars. She received secondary school teaching certification in social studies in 2004 and administration certification in 2011 from Sacred Heart University.