I am pleased to announce that the SGI BOE approved Miss Brooke Adams as the new Principal of Colden Elementary School at last night’s BOE meeting. We had 35 applicants for the position, with seven outstanding finalists. Miss Adams will start at Colden Elementary on November 4, 2019. You may see her at CES prior to her official start date as Interim Principal Kevin Munro’s last day is November 1, 2019. We will want the two principals to have an opportunity to work together prior to Kevin’s departure.
Miss Adams comes to Springville-Griffith Institute from Southwestern Central School where she has gained valuable administrative experience as the K-12 Assistant Principal for three years.
Prior to becoming an administrator, Miss Adams was a history teacher for a number of years. She cites the tight-knit community and involved families as what makes her most excited about joining CES and the entire Springville team.
Miss Adams prioritizes relationship building to help her to be successful as an administrator. She wants to build a positive relationship with each teacher, student and family at Colden Elementary. She emphasizes the growth mindset and showing students that mistakes are okay as long as you learn from them. She brings a positive energy and wants to empower others to help make each day a good day. Miss Adams also looks forward to learning from everyone at SGI.
Miss Adams grew up in a rural community, on a dairy farm and is excited to stay in a rural community with strong values. When she isn’t at school, Miss Adams is an avid runner and loves to travel. She has combined these two passions by completing the World Marathon Majors, running in six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world in Berlin, London, Tokyo, Boston, Chicago and New York City. Maybe she’ll consider running with Coach Russell and our amazing SGI Cross Country team at the end of her day as CES Principal?
Please join me in welcoming Miss Adams to SGI!
I’m so excited for Brooke and JEALOUS that she gets to work with the fabulous Kim Moritz! 😀 Congratulations to you all; you are able to work with some of the finest in education in WNY!!
Thank you David! It’s been interesting, after 31 years in education right here in Western New York, I see more and more of my former students showing up as applicants for positions. We interviewed for an SRO recently and both candidates were previously kids I knew when I was a principal in their respective schools. That was a nearly impossible decision as both were excellent candidates!
It helps that I get a head start by knowing a bit about their character and I like to think those relationships from long ago lead them to apply. Another reason why treating people well, each and every day, is always worth our time. Kids remember how we treat them! Thanks for commenting.
Great to see Randolph graduates expanding North and sharing their hometown roots with the SGI families as I have done. Also a shout out to Portville graduate Kelly Campbell who is working at Bertrand Chaffee hospital, another Southtown young graduate.