Longtime Middle School Principal Scott McDonald has been named to the new position of Director of Teaching and Learning, effective July 1.
McDonald is a skilled and experienced educator and leader who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and sound stewardship at Golding Middle School during his 14-year tenure as principal. Prior to his current assignment, he served as assistant principal at our high school for two years.
In his new role, McDonald will be responsible for leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of all components of the district’s curriculum, instructional, and professional development programs. He also will be responsible for the ongoing collection and analysis of student and professional performance data and the preparation and verification of school and district level data reports as required or requested by the BOCES Regional Information Center, the State Education Department, and the office of the superintendent.
“This position is part of a larger reorganization of our leadership team that will better support the work of our teachers and support staff,” said Superintendent Carl Mummenthey.
Jeremiah Haslun will move into the Golding Middle School principalship from his position as high school assistant principal.
A C-R alumnus, Mr. Haslun joined our faculty as a physical education teacher in 2007. He’s served our district as a teacher, coach, administrative intern, and (most recently) high school assistant principal. He has experience leading and supporting our Strategic Plan initiatives, supervising professional and support staff, leading teams, and building strong relationships with faculty, staff, students, and their families to leverage positive results. He is excited to join our Golding Middle School team where he will lead and support our educational, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs for students in grades 6-8.
Jeff Klenk will be assigned to our high school as assistant principal effective July 1.
Klenk joined our district’s leadership team in 2005 and has served as assistant principal at Golding Middle School for the past 14 years. A veteran school leader, Mr. Klenk has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of student development, instructional support, and faculty/staff supervision.
In the coming weeks, Superintendent Mummenthey will be working closely with Haslun to finalize the job description for the Dean of Students position at the middle school.
“We are making these changes to our leadership team in order to strengthen our capacity to support high-quality instruction and improved educational outcomes for all students,” said Mummenthey. “By leveraging the talents and experience of our administrative team, we will help ensure that all teachers and students have access to rigorous, relevant curricula that will educate, inspire, and empower our C-R students!”