JEFFERSON – Jeremy Huber will step into a new role at the start of the next school year.
Jefferson High School’s long-term principal will take on a bigger role in the school district, said Jefferson-area local schools superintendent John Montanaro.
A new position, student success administrator, has been created, Montanaro said.
“I asked Jeremy Huber to take this position. Jeremy has the skills and experience to help our principals and teachers prioritize student success,” he said.
Montanaro said Huber will be responsible for positive behavior intervention and supports for the district and will work closely with teachers to create the best possible outcomes.
“We’re going to use his experience district-wide,” Montanaro said. He said Huber will work with teachers and administrators to try to create the best learning environment for children of all ages.
Montanaro said funding for the position for the first two years will come from elementary and secondary school emergency relief funds stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. He said he was also placed in the district’s five-year plan to maintain the position.
Montanaro said the position of high school principal has been posted, but Huber will remain principal until the end of the school year.
One of the drivers that led to the creation of the post is the concern of students struggling to make up for lost time due to the pandemic.
“All the students are late,” Montanaro said.
“There’s a lot of stress on the teachers and I think that will help them,” he said. Montanaro said principals will also benefit, as Huber will take some of the burden off their record-keeping roles.
In addition to Huber’s salary, Montanaro said the new position will be funded to meet any needs he may encounter.
“We are positioning our district to be successful both academically and in the areas of social and emotional support for our students and their families,” Montanaro said.