This past June, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Jeremy Davies as a permanent assistant principal at Westfield High School.
Davies has been filling in as an interim assistant principal since February when former Assistant Principal Joan Carrion left the high school. The permanent appointment was delayed because Davies was completing certification from the state as an administrator.
For the 2009-2010 school year, Davies will be in charge of creating the master schedule and will oversee the ninth grade class. Davies will also help supervise the Physical Education/Health and Social Studies Departments. In addition to these duties, Davies will be the head of a program that helps new teachers acclimate to the WHS culture and procedures.
Before becoming an interim assistant principal in February, Davies taught English at the high school. According to Davies, this transition from the classroom to the main office has been very positive.
“I got to know many more students than I ever knew teaching; and I got to know those students in different ways than as an English student,” said Davies. “This was particularly enjoyable—to gain a fresh perspective on students and our school.”
This summer, Davies has been finishing the master schedule for the upcoming school year along with assigning teachers their duties and students to their proper physical education, driver’s theory and health classes. According to Davies, the assistant principals and Principal Peter Renwick have been meeting to discuss the student handbook and possibly changing some procedures in the upcoming year.
Davies is looking forward to his first year as a permanent assistant principal.
“I’m just really excited to see the start of the year,” said Davies. “Since I was only an interim assistant principal starting in February, I look forward to the challenges and anticipation of the first few months of school.”