(First selfie I have ever taken!)
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!!
Letters Home from Principal McCollum:
August 11th, 2016
September 9th, 2016
September 23, 2016
October 28th, 2016
November 4th, 2016
December 16th, 2016
December 22nd, 2016
January 6th, 2017