Following a comprehensive search process, Mrs. Abbey North was chosen to be the new principal of Loudonville Elementary. She was appointed at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 8. Mrs. North will replace Mrs. Kerry Flynn, who has been the principal at Loudonville for the past 16 years.
Mrs. North, a resident of Rock City Falls, has been a teacher and building administrator for 16 years in various capacities at Mayfield Elementary School and most recently, in the Greater Johnstown School District. She worked as a second and third grade teacher before becoming the assistant principal at Mayfield Elementary School and coordinator for special education. Prior to coming to North Colonie, Mrs. North completed her seventh year as principal at Glebe Street Elementary School in Johnstown.
She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a 6-9 English extension from SUNY Oswego, a master’s degree in educational administration and policy studies and K-12 education from the University at Albany, and a school district leadership certification from the University at Albany.
“Mrs. North is highly motivated, student centered, organized, energetic, knowledgeable and caring,” Superintendent Joe Corr said. “She truly has a passion for teaching and learning and continually focuses on what is best for children. Mrs. North is described as an extraordinary educator and leader who is consistently patient, supportive, cooperative, and she has had a positive impact on both students and staff with whom she has worked.”
“I am looking forward to meeting staff, students and families,” Mrs. North said. “I will work tirelessly to ensure that all children have the best possible school experience each and every day. Please know that my door is always open. I welcome your conversation and positive input throughout the year.”
Mrs. North started in the district on August 15. She can be reached at email@example.com.
1) What do you like to do when you’re not at school?
I like to watch my boys, Benton (9) and Anderson (4) play lacrosse, spend time outside with my family, host family and friends for dinner, organize things, and shop!
2) What are the top 3 items on your bucket list?
- Hold a koala bear in Australia
- Swim with sea turtles & help with a sea turtle rescue
- Take a cruise to Alaska with my family
3) What would your students be surprised to know about you?
In high school, I participated in the National 4-H Horticulture competition, I dislike washing dishes, I earned my Girl Scout Gold Award, I love shoes and my family makes maple syrup!
4) What is some back to school advice that you have for your students?
Learn something new each day, try your best, and above all, be kind.