Crown Point Crown Point students will be greeted by a new administrator when they return to classes in the fall.
Tara Spaulding has been named lead teacher/dean of students. Her appointment was effective Aug. 1.
Spaulding will fill the role vacated by Agatha Mace, who served as interim principal during the 2012-13 academic year.
“We thank Mrs. Mace for returning as interim this year,” Superintendent Shari Brannock said. “For our next leader, CPCS is very fortunate to have the opportunity to promote from within to fill our principal position needs. Ms. Spaulding’s experience working with our students and their families is a great asset that will help with a smooth transition. Her dynamic personality, people skills, leadership qualities, work ethic and overall passion for her craft will serve our students well.”
Spaulding has been a Crown Point teacher the past decade. She was program director for the 21st Century and ACAP After School Programs. As a member of the school leadership team Spaulding has provided guidance for the school in curriculum, staff development and teacher evaluation.
She has a bachelor’s degree in business from Castleton (Vt.) State College, a master’s degree in education from the College of St. Joseph and is pursuing an advanced degree in educational leadership at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
“I am very eager, willing and excited to partake in a new role at Crown Point Central School,” Spaulding said. “I have been dedicated to the success of this district in my teaching and my support on numerous committees and various programming. The experiences I have had on the building leadership team, the school based inquiry team, as after school program director, union president and teacher have prepared me for my new position.
“Most importantly, I feel that I understand and am at ease with the climate, culture, families and staff of our district,” she added. “I look forward to seeing my students every day and provide them with their educational, social and emotional needs. I hope to continue that in my role as lead teacher/dean of students. I appreciate the confidence and support shown to me by my colleagues, administration, the board of education and the entire school community.”