Principal's Corner

jim selfie
(First selfie I have ever taken!)

Hello Parents:

It is a true privilege to have the opportunity to work with young people. 

As a person who has been blessed with a career of 31 years working with kids and their families, I feel both honored and humbled that I have been so fortunate. My career started in South Florida working with juvenile youth offenders as a counselor. I was offered a teaching position in the program during my second year of working there, and that is where my love of teaching began. The relationship between the two jobs has never left me or my approach to working with kids ... or adults.

In Florida, our program expanded and evolved and I had the opportunity to become the Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Gold Coast Corporate Academy, a school for students who were unsuccessful in the regular public school environment. This position gave me my first taste of leadership and systems thinking about education.

We moved to Conway, New Hampshire in 1994 (in the winter ... in a snowstorm) and I spent 6 years building and leading an off-site alternative education program there. The community supported this endeavor and voted to double its size two years after the program got off the ground. I learned a lot about working with communities during these years. 

In 2000, I got the opportunity to take on my first traditional administrative role as the assistant principal at Laconia High School. Since then, I have led two middle schools and a high school. I am thrilled with the opportunity to come to Rundlett Middle School and continue my work with young people!

Go Blue Dukes!!

Jim McCollum
(603) 225-0862

2017-2018 Letters from Principal McCollum:
August 1st, 2017
August 29th, 2017
September 8th, 2017
September 15th, 2017
Competency Based Education 101
September 22nd, 2017
September 29th, 2017
October 5th, 2017
October 13th, 2017
October 20th, 2017
November 1st, 2017
November 3rd, 2017
November 13th, 2017
November 21st, 2017
December 4th, 2017
December 8th, 2017
December 18th, 2017
January 5th, 2018
RMS Scheduling PPT
January 12th, 2018
February 2nd, 2018
February 9th, 2018
February 16th, 2018
February 23rd, 2018
Parent Letter re: March 14th
March 14th, 2018
March 16th, 2018
March 30th, 2018
April 6th, 2018
April 13th, 2018
April 26th, 2018
May 4th, 2018
May 11th, 2018
SAMHSA Parent Survey Letter
May 18th, 2018
5th Grade Parent Night PPT
June 5th, 2018
June 8th, 2018
Letter to 8th Grade Parents
June 15th, 2018

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