Former Cheshire teacher Becky Frost who taught third grade for six years at Highland Elementary School will start the school year in Madison as an assistant principal at Polson Middle School. She completed her administrative internship at Highland during the 2010-2011 school year.
Here is an interview about her new position:
What mentors helped shape your career?
My first mentor was Mr. Timothy Granucci. He was Cheshire’s Teacher of the Year for the 2004-2005 school year, and he also happened to by my cooperating teacher while I was student teaching. He instilled in me a passion for good instruction. He also taught me that the way in which you speak to students and the words you choose to use with them make all the difference. Students come second; children come first.
My second mentor was Mrs. Beverly Scully, principal of Highland School in Cheshire and a Madison resident. She taught me what it means to be an effective administrator. She led by example. Her willingness to continually learn and be on the forefront of new educational research inspires me to do the same. Everything she did was for the students and their learning. It is my hope that I can do the same for the students and families of Polson.
What do you look forward to as you begin this new chapter in your professional career?
I look forward to working closely with teachers. Great teaching is a passion of mine, and I am excited to see the great work that Polson teachers are doing every day. My professional goal this year is to learn the culture of this high achieving school and support the principal and staff toward meeting their goals.
What special or unique qualities do you bring to this new job?
As a new administrator, I bring a fresh sense of passion and enthusiasm for education. I have a strong background in lesson design and classroom management. I am committed to ensuring that there is purposeful teaching and meaningful learning going on in every classroom, every school day, for every student.