By Justin Scherzer, Current Staff
A new leader has been welcomed into the building to prepare for his new role as principal of the West Bend High Schools.
Jeridon Clark won’t officially become principal until July 1, but he visited the school Monday and Wednesday as a way of getting to know the staff, students and environment.
“The school seems very exciting,” Clark said. “I got to meet quite a few staff members as well as several students, and I really like the energy.”
So far Clark has been able to see the West Bend schools in motion on four occasions.
Clark currently serves as the executive director of organizational alignment and digital learning at the Mequon-Thiensville School District. In the past Clark worked at both New Berlin West and Homestead High School, and he says the switch to West Bend should be a smooth adjustment as it is a similar environment to his previous schools.
Even so, this will be the first time Clark will have the position of principal, and he is excited that he will now be able to have a closer relationship to teachers and students.
“What I’m really excited about is being able to interact with kids a bit more,” Clark said. “In my current role I get bounced around between seven schools so I’m looking forward to being able to focus on one building.”
Clark is eager to begin his time working with West Bend East and West High Schools, and he is aiming to improve on the learning environment for students and teachers alike.
“One of my hopes is to continue building on what has already been done, to work with the teachers, staff, and students in making this a fun and effective place,” Clark said. “I want to make it a place where kids are excited to learn.”
It is not too late to meet Clark before this school year ends, as he is planning to return May 31 and other occasions that are not yet specified.
(Photo courtesy of Jeridon Clark.)