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Albion hires Jennifer Ashbery as new high school principal

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 May 2019 at 3:54 pm

Jennifer Ashbery

ALBION – The Board of Education has hired the next high school principal at Albion.

Jennifer Ashbery, the vice principal at the elementary school the past six years, will start as the high school leader on July 1.

She was one of two finalists interviewed by the Board of Education on Monday night.

Ashbery is a 1993 graduate of Albion. She worked as a fifth grade teacher for 14 years before shifting to administration six years ago.

“I’m just excited and honored,” she said today about her new position at the school district. “I see an opportunity to lead and be a positive influence.”

She said she will work with teachers and staff “where the overarching focus will be on students, helping them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.”

Ashbery said she has been fortunate to grow up and work at Albion Central School. She said her time as a student at the former Waterport Elementary School, from fourth to sixth grades, was particularly critical for her.

“That was really instrumental in developing a passion for education and teaching,” she said.

Ashbery has twin daughters who are currently sixth-graders at Albion.

The district currently has an interim principal following the resignation of Matthew Peterson. He left Albion in January to work as principal at Oakfield-Alabama Central School.

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