Kitsos, who served as the high school’s No. 2 administrator under Nangle for almost three years, said she was always impressed with Nangle’s “positivity and laid-back nature.”
“He always told me, ‘Go home; it will still be here tomorrow.’ That’s one of the things I learned from Bernie — to take time to think about a situation and not be so reactive,” Kitsos said.
Scully said the School Committee recognized Nangle for his service to the school district last month, and that Nangle and his family also were recognized at a basketball game for his support of the high school athletic program.
The high school faculty had a reception for Nangle on his last day and students made a chair for him in woodworking class, Scully said.
“He wanted his leaving to be low-key,” Scully said. “He didn’t want a party or a lot of gifts or anything like that.”