Dear Colchester Community,
On behalf of the Colchester School District we would like to thank the members of our community who participated in the collaborative process to find the next principal of Colchester High School. A selection committee consisting of students, parents, support staff, teachers, administrators, a school board member and other community members screened and interviewed candidates before recommending a finalist to the school board. I would like to extend special thanks to the selection committee, school board, and all individuals who attended the employee and community forums last evening.
CHS is a high-functioning school that requires a candidate who will continue the trajectory of the school. We believe that an effective administrator pushes professional practice and promotes effective classroom and system-wide practices, while always doing what is best for students.
I am extremely pleased to announce that Heather Baron has been selected as the next Colchester High School Principal! Heather was selected as a result of her ability to:
- Understand what all learners need in order to be successful
- Foster our culture of collaboration and curiosity
- Develop and implement a vision for teaching and learning
- Build strong relationships with students, staff, families and the community
- Build capacity for teacher leadership
- Seek out and listen to multiple perspectives
- Make informed decisions confidently
Heather currently serves CHS as a science teacher, professional development coordinator and instructional coach. During her 17 years in education she has demonstrated excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. We are certain that she possesses the qualities and the capacity to lead Colchester High School to even greater heights.
Best wishes to Heather and Colchester High School for continued success! Many thanks to all of the community members who participated in the comprehensive principal search process.