“My family moved to Webster Groves when I started kindergarten at Clark Elementary,” Madeline Raimondo, soon to be assistant principal at WGHS, said over email.
“My mom worked for Special School District as a teacher, and my dad was a social worker and then an assistant principal,” M. Raimondo said over email.
M. Raimondo’s brother, Vinnie, also works for the district. He’s a teacher at Hixson. They both graduated from Webster Groves High School, Madeline, in 2004, and Vinnie, in 2009.
M. Raimondo participated in three sports throughout high school: softball, basketball, and track, as well as working as editor-in-chief on The Echo.
“I loved being busy and involved when I was in high school. I needed to stay organized and often went to the library in the evening and on the weekend to finish work, especially my junior and senior years. I always felt like my coaches and teachers helped me keep a good balance,” M. Raimondo said over email.
M. Raimondo played softball and basketball both before and after high school.
“Maddie was quite the athlete. She was a sharpshooter on the basketball court and a slap hitter on the softball field,” Vinnie Raimondo said over email.
“The camaraderie of a team and the energy of a game was my favorite part of basketball and softball. Track taught me discipline, and I loved the community of runners because everyone always cheered each other on, even people from other teams,” M. Raimondo said over email.
Vinnie Raimondo is a teacher and basketball coach. He learned most of his basketball skills from M. Raimondo.
“Neither of our parents were into sports, so thankfully my sister played basketball, or I might never have gotten into it,” V. Raimondo said over email.
“The highlight of my youth was getting to shoot during the half times of [Maddy’s] games,” V. Raimondo said over email.
“I think it is great that Maddy decided to come back to Webster,” V. Raimondo said over email.
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