ATHOL — On thing which Julie Stanley does not deficiency is enthusiasm. Discuss to her about her new position and it gets quickly evident that she has the drive and energy to choose on her new duties as principal at Athol Royalston Center School. She enters the business office, even so, with a recognition that, just like her youthful fees, she has items to master.
“I feel the initially position is actually to figure out what’s going on,” she explained to the Athol Everyday Information, “like having the temperature of the faculty figuring out what’s likely definitely properly there and the place there are locations for improvement. Executing a large amount of listening will be my initial phase, and discovering out what are the locations in which we can agree upon, as a team, to establish a genuine robust get-in to exactly where we’re heading to transfer in the potential relative to those people emphasis areas.”
Stanley will be succeeding preferred principal Tom Telicki.
“I’ll construct off the do the job that he’s performed relative to university lifestyle and university student accomplishment. I assume those people are the twin targets that require to be tackled for ARMS to grow and be better, to be a school that moves towards excellence.”
Stanley unquestionably has a feel for the faculty district and the community it serves.
“I am an Athol girl,” she stated. “I went to Athol universities. In 1993, I went to Orange and worked in the Orange university method for a little little bit but my spouse and children property is nonetheless in Athol, wherever my brother resides.
“So, it is really around and pricey to me, and that is one more explanation that I definitely wished to move into the center faculty situation. It is since I really do have this coronary heart for the group that I belong to, and it belongs to me.”
In pursuit of her career, Stanley attended Fitchburg Point out and Leslie universities. She now retains a master’s degree in curriculum idea and advancement and a certificate of innovative graduate studies in applied behavioral analysis.
Naturally, curriculum will be a distinct emphasis for Stanley.
“We’ve been executing a good deal of work at the district level, which I have been associated in as element of the management workforce previously. So, I think unquestionably there are a large amount of spots we have been investigating and searching to do much better in — curriculum being a single of them — and supporting other areas of progress as properly social and emotional progress for college students, relatives engagement.”
She initially joined the Athol Royalston Regional Faculty District in 2000.
“I’m not new to the concept of where our district’s concentration is,” she ongoing. “So, which is likely be very valuable in translating that into actual on-the-ground perform at the middle university.”
In wrapping up her interview with the Athol Each day Information, Stanley did her greatest to travel household one very last position: “I hope you are capable to express my utter enjoyment. I’m truly just delighted and humbled at the possibility to guide at the middle college. It is critical to me to express to the group that it’s a big role, and I fully grasp that, and I take it incredibly very seriously. I’m genuinely energized to shift into the part.”
Superintendent Darcy Fernandes reported even though Stanley is at the moment working in the district, good candidates from a wide industry of hopefuls had been very carefully thought of.
“The way in which our look for approach operates,” explained Fernandes, “we generally start off with a panel of family customers, faculty committee members, teachers and administrators from the district.”
Resumes are passed on from central office to the research committee after individuals job seekers who absence good certification are culled from the selection pool.
“Then they go by way of — they glimpse at the work description and pick the men and women they imagine qualify to be interviewed. This time, the committee selected 8 people today. They interviewed all of those people 8 people today, then they advised a few of all those persons to me.”
The candidates then frequented the district, in which they achieved with the principals, workers users, dad and mom, directors and school committee customers right before the closing preference was built.
So, why Stanley?
“Julie rose to the leading for a couple of explanations,” she defined. “First of all, she’s an around-20-calendar year veteran here in the district. She has been an assistant principal at ACES (Athol Neighborhood Elementary School) for the very last a few a long time. She was also the specific who supported the college when the vice principal of that constructing made a decision to leave right before the stop of the university yr four yrs in the past.
“In addition to that, she is a accredited exclusive ed teacher and behavior unique and has carried out a whole lot of do the job with youngsters who actually struggle. Outside of her normal job, she also does BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) consulting, wherever she does function with middle university kids as properly as elementary.”
Fernandes said each committee member who commented on Stanley pointed out that “she is an individual who is genuinely fully commited to young ones.”
Greg Vine can be reached at [email protected]