This afternoon, in a letter sent to the Blind Brook Community, Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ross announced new administrative changes at both the middle and high school. During the past Board of Education meeting, it was announced that Middle School Principal, Mr. Todd Richard, was resigning. This left an administrative gap at the middle school, as both Assistant Principal Fredricka Butler and Principal Richard’s positions were vacant for the 2018-2019 school year.
Today, Dr. Ross announced that High School Principal, Mrs. Patricia Lambert, will be taking over her old post as Middle School Principal in the 2018-19 school year, a position she held five years prior. Furthermore, Dr. Ross announced that Mr. Derek Schuelein, the current Associate Principal of Blind Brook High School, will assume the position currently held by Lambert: Principal of Blind Brook High School.
In the letter sent to the community by Superintendent Ross, Schuelein stated, “I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve the school community in this new role. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with our talented educators and amazing students next year and, hopefully, for many years to come.”
As a result of Schuelein’s promotion, the Assistant Principal position at the high school will be filled by Mr. Mark Greenwald, Social Studies Department Coordinator, and longtime member of the middle school and high school faculty.
In the statement released by Superintendent Ross, Greenwald remarked, “It has been a great privilege to serve the Blind Brook community for most of my career. My journey has been both professional and personal. Over the years, my entire family has benefited from working with and learning from an incredible group of talented educators, administrators and board members. I am excited and energized to further my work as the High School Assistant Principal.
Commenting on the administrative changes as a whole, Dr. Ross wrote, “This reorganization that draws from a pool of internal and experienced candidates demonstrates our ability to come together to establish strong teams. I have full confidence in the ability of each person being promoted, and that each will prove to be a highly effective administrator in their new position.”