Highland Elementary School’s principal states he strategies to enhance the district’s diversity — both in its curriculum and team — and integrate new technologies, when he requires more than as superintendent in September.
Joel Freer will get the helm from Highland Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi. Freer has been with the district because 2001, first serving as an assistant principal at Highland Middle School before using in excess of his latest place in 2008.
“I am honored and humbled that the district feels I have the skill established to consider Highland ahead,” Freer explained in a assertion.
He went on to note the district’s main focus is returning students to university in an setting “that is as ordinary as possible.
“We will be evaluating what the gaps in instruction are, and having college students back again on track and experience superior,” he extra.
Some initiatives he hopes to deal with involve integrating additional courses like Schoology, Zoom and other applications practical for digital understanding. He also claimed he is hunting to accomplish a lot more range in employing practice and curriculum development.
On Monday the district announced Patrick Boyd would be becoming a member of Freer as element of Highland leadership. Boyd, the director of pupil personnel expert services, will turn out to be Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Providers and Human Assets.
Although Bongiovi is retiring from the position of superintendent, he will keep with the district as an administrative coach and mentor.
“The board and administration has been pretty thoughtful and strategic in its solution to making a solid administrative workforce,” Board President Thomas Miller explained. “We have all of the appropriate men and women in the ideal areas, with Mr. Bongiovi however enjoying a function to be certain a easy changeover.”
Freer explained the intention for the coming faculty year is to deal with what gaps in mastering may perhaps exist as a consequence of the pandemic, and to make a route forward for the faculty local community.
“We are a little but mighty district,” he claimed. “And we will not hold out, we are constantly transferring ahead. This suggests putting pupils very first, empowering academics and administrators and usually holding our eyes on the potential.”
Katelyn Cordero is the instruction reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal: [email protected] Twitter: @KatelynCordero.