New principals are taking over

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

Paul Clemens is looking forward to a productive year as principal at Ancaster Senior Public School.

Mr. Clemens was just one of several new principals taking the reins at Ancaster schools this September as classes resumed on Tuesday.

Mr. Clemens has made the move from Ancaster Meadow Elementary School where he served as vice-principal last year. Among his goals for the upcoming year, Mr. Clemens hopes to encourage the Grade 7 and 8 students to become more actively involved in their community.

“We want to make them see that the world goes beyond what they see everyday,” Mr. Clemens said.

Mr. Clemens has nine years of administrative experience, which includes time spent at U. S. middle schools and high schools. He spent the first 10 years of his career at southern Ontario schools. Mr. Clemens also spent two years as a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership.

At Ancaster Senior, Mr. Clemens hopes to hold several learning community days to foster a dialogue between students, parents and staff. At his previous schools, Mr. Clemens held monthly principal’s breakfasts where teachers could nominate students for awards based on outstanding contributions to the school. He hopes to continue the tradition at Ancaster Senior.

Mr. Clemens takes the place of former principal Gord Cook who has moved to Hillcrest

Elementary in East Hamilton.

Judy Langsner is the new principal at Ancaster High School. Former principal Bob Pratt has moved to Delta Secondary in the inner city. Vice-principal Simon Goodacre also joins Ms. Langsner as a new staff member at Ancaster High.

At Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School, former principal Nat Gallo has retired after a 41-year career with the separate school board.

New principal Margherita Lawlor is now at the helm.

New principals are taking over

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

Paul Clemens is looking forward to a productive year as principal at Ancaster Senior Public School.

Mr. Clemens was just one of several new principals taking the reins at Ancaster schools this September as classes resumed on Tuesday.

Mr. Clemens has made the move from Ancaster Meadow Elementary School where he served as vice-principal last year. Among his goals for the upcoming year, Mr. Clemens hopes to encourage the Grade 7 and 8 students to become more actively involved in their community.

“We want to make them see that the world goes beyond what they see everyday,” Mr. Clemens said.

Mr. Clemens has nine years of administrative experience, which includes time spent at U. S. middle schools and high schools. He spent the first 10 years of his career at southern Ontario schools. Mr. Clemens also spent two years as a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership.

At Ancaster Senior, Mr. Clemens hopes to hold several learning community days to foster a dialogue between students, parents and staff. At his previous schools, Mr. Clemens held monthly principal’s breakfasts where teachers could nominate students for awards based on outstanding contributions to the school. He hopes to continue the tradition at Ancaster Senior.

Mr. Clemens takes the place of former principal Gord Cook who has moved to Hillcrest

Elementary in East Hamilton.

Judy Langsner is the new principal at Ancaster High School. Former principal Bob Pratt has moved to Delta Secondary in the inner city. Vice-principal Simon Goodacre also joins Ms. Langsner as a new staff member at Ancaster High.

At Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School, former principal Nat Gallo has retired after a 41-year career with the separate school board.

New principal Margherita Lawlor is now at the helm.

New principals are taking over

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

Paul Clemens is looking forward to a productive year as principal at Ancaster Senior Public School.

Mr. Clemens was just one of several new principals taking the reins at Ancaster schools this September as classes resumed on Tuesday.

Mr. Clemens has made the move from Ancaster Meadow Elementary School where he served as vice-principal last year. Among his goals for the upcoming year, Mr. Clemens hopes to encourage the Grade 7 and 8 students to become more actively involved in their community.

“We want to make them see that the world goes beyond what they see everyday,” Mr. Clemens said.

Mr. Clemens has nine years of administrative experience, which includes time spent at U. S. middle schools and high schools. He spent the first 10 years of his career at southern Ontario schools. Mr. Clemens also spent two years as a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership.

At Ancaster Senior, Mr. Clemens hopes to hold several learning community days to foster a dialogue between students, parents and staff. At his previous schools, Mr. Clemens held monthly principal’s breakfasts where teachers could nominate students for awards based on outstanding contributions to the school. He hopes to continue the tradition at Ancaster Senior.

Mr. Clemens takes the place of former principal Gord Cook who has moved to Hillcrest

Elementary in East Hamilton.

Judy Langsner is the new principal at Ancaster High School. Former principal Bob Pratt has moved to Delta Secondary in the inner city. Vice-principal Simon Goodacre also joins Ms. Langsner as a new staff member at Ancaster High.

At Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School, former principal Nat Gallo has retired after a 41-year career with the separate school board.

New principal Margherita Lawlor is now at the helm.