The search for a new Bronxville High School principal is officially underway. This weekend, an ad to replace current Principal Terry Barton was placed in the New York Times. Barton says that he will be stepping down at the end of the school year. He has been principal of Bronxville High School since 2006. Barton announced that he was stepping down on February 2.
"The years I have spent in Bronxville and the memories that have been created here will be treasured for the rest of my life," said Barton in an email letter to parents. "I look forward to doing all I can to make the transition to a new principal as smooth as possible. However, for me, the time has come to step away and concentrate on enjoying my family."
During his tenure, Barton has hired about 20% of the faculty at the school. In addition, he introduced independent study and on-line courses to the school's curriculum.
"Terry has brought perspective, reassurance and a good sense of humor to our School," said Superintendent David Quattrone on the school district's blog, "Across the Bronxville Schools. "…his personal style of leadership has been a significant asset. The school climate is exceptionally positive, and Terry has led the effort to create a great environment for learning."
Superintendent Quattrone is spearheading the search for a new principal, along with Assistant Superintendent John Kehoe, and PPS Director Rachel Kelly. The school officials have outlined their game plan for hiring a replacement.
• February 24 - Advertisement in the New York Times
• February 25 - March 15 - Online survey for students, parents, and faculty/staff
• February 27 - Open meeting for faculty and staff (12:10 Fireplace Room)
• February 28 - Focus group with Student-Faculty Legislature (12:10 Fireplace Room)
• March 11 - Open meeting for parents (8:30 AM Fireplace Room)
• March 14 - First round of interviews (5-10 candidates)
• March 18 - Second round of interviews by a committee representing administrators, faculty/staff, parents, and Board of Education (2-5 candidates)
• Reference checks, school visits
• The Board of Education approves the final candidate.