LUDLOW-The Okemo Mountain School Board of Directors announced that Mariel Meringolo, who has been serving as the interim head of school has been named head of school.
Last fall, Meringolo replaced Wendy Neal who had worked at the school since its inception 19 years ago.
Meringolo graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University. She has been a member of the OMS staff since 2004 and she has served in a number of different capacities: mathematics department head, development coordinator, special programs coordinator and admissions assistant.
"I am excited to have been given the opportunity to continue to serve Okemo Mountain School as the permanent Head of School," said Meringolo. "This past winter I enjoyed the challenge of the new position and know that with continued hard work and dedication I can continue to meet the challenges ahead. I feel that we have so much potential for growth as a school and look forward to realizing that potential."
"The board is thrilled to have Mariel continue as the leader of the school," said OMS Board President Diane Mueller. "She has provided stability during this time of transition and now is bringing ideas to the directors to move the school forward."
Many well-known athletes have trained on the slopes of Okemo Mountain Resort as students at Okemo Mountain School. OMS students are highly motivated individuals and the school addresses the needs of these talented skiers and snowboarders, grades 7 through 12, by providing them with an opportunity to train daily and work toward their competitive athletic goals while maintaining high academic standards.
Academics are a priority. Instructional time is designed with a low student-to-faculty ratio, allowing students to excel at subjects they might otherwise find challenging. The coaching that OMS students receive is unparalleled.