Staff Updates for 2022-23 School Year

Staff Updates

The Board of Education approved two staffing changes that Dr. Hedger is pleased to announce for the 2022-23 school year!

First, Dr. Michelle Gardner has been promoted to a new position of Executive Director of Student and School Services. In this role, Dr. Gardner will be in charge of the early learning program for the district to include preschool, daycare, and Parents as Teachers. Her office will be located in the Lucille Cogdill Early Childhood Center as Lesa Collins has announced her retirement effective at the end of this school year. We are very grateful for the tremendous job Mrs. Collins has done during her time in Strafford! Dr. Gardner will also continue to oversee the Federal Programs for the district as well as help oversee a variety of other curricular, reporting, and leadership areas for the district.

Second, the board approved promoting Dr. Ashley Bough as the new principal for Strafford Elementary. Dr. Bough has done a great job in her current role as assistant principal and we are confident she will do a fantastic job as principal!

We are excited about the strengths Dr. Gardner and Dr. Bough will bring to their new roles!


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