The Hudson Falls Central School District appointed Bill Strong, an educator of 23 years, as interim assistant principal at Hudson Falls Middle School.
The district’s board of education voted to appoint Strong last Tuesday, after Strong’s over two decades of experience within the district. During his first five years at the district, Strong taught fifth grade before moving to the middle school, where he’s been ever since. Most recently, Strong has served on the District Leadership Team and coached football, while being a representative on the Section 2 Football Committee.
“Mr. Jim Keenan was my elementary school principal at Burgoyne Avenue,” Strong said. “He created a warm, welcoming, and fun atmosphere in his building. His devotion to improving students’ lives is something I have always carried with me.”
Strong also credits his former Hudson Falls football coach, Tom Heinzelman, for helping him on his journey.
“It is always exciting when you see homegrown talent like Mr. Strong advance and take on new challenges within our school district,” said Board of Education President Ben Bishop. “Mr. Strong has always made connections with his students that leave a lasting impact on them as they move on through middle school, high school, and then into the world. He brings with him well-rounded experience as a teacher, coach, and grade level leader that will help to strengthen the middle school leadership team and build upon the solid foundation that exists currently.”
Strong will be working alongside Principal William Whitty at the middle school.
“I’ve worked with him throughout my entire time at Hudson Falls,” Whitty said. “I’ve found him to be a creative and inspiring educator. I know he will be a great partner to help bring our building to the next level for our students.”
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