Mr. Simeon Frang, current R-P Middle School Principal, has recently accepted a new position as Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Orchard View Public Schools. His successor was named today by Mr. Steve Edwards, R-P Superintendent and we are proud to announce that Mrs. Jennifer Anderson, current Assistant Principal at R-PHS will lead our Middle School as Principal beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
Mr. Edwards met with many of the staff members at the Middle School and when asked what they desired in their next Principal, the following qualities were shared:
- Someone who can effectively inspire and motivate the students and staff toward a collective and well thought out vision.
- A leader who effectively communicates at both the macro and micro levels.
- A leader who is an effective and well equipped coach.
- A leader who is approachable, knowledgeable and can effectively balance the philosophical and pragmatic/practical aspects of teaching and learning.
- A leader whose philosophies and beliefs in servant leadership are worthy of emulation.
- A leader who is decisive.
- A leader who sees, believes, and leads.
At the conclusion of meeting with the Middle School staff, it was clearly apparent that Mrs. Anderson possessed these qualities well and would be a great fit for our Middle School.
Mrs. Anderson who came to R-PHS as a math instructor fourteen years ago spent her first eleven years in the math department and then moved into the Assistant Principal’s position where she has helped lead the high school for the past three years.
Great things are in store for the Middle School! We wish Mrs. Anderson the very best in her new role!