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Mrs. Spring takes on EIS

Mrs. Spring takes on EIS

You may be wondering: Who is Assistant Principal Mrs. Jackie Spring? Mrs. Spring was a former teacher at Westfield High School (WHS) and was involved with Project 79. Mrs. Spring changed many students’ education at WHS, and plans to do the same thing at Edison Intermediate School (EIS). “I hope to learn from the students here at EIS,” Mrs. Spring explained, “I want to hear their ideas and follow through with them.”

Educated at Virginia Tech, Mrs. Spring studied Political Science, History, and German Language. She studied German through many AP classes, and then continued studying German by studying abroad in Germany.

Mrs. Spring began teaching in 2007. This was her first year in the Westfield school district, since she has never been a teacher anywhere else. She began as a history teacher and slowly became involved with Project 79- an academic program where kids get a different classroom experience. Mrs. Spring

Vice Principal Mrs. Spring chatting with her secretary Mrs. Nancy Smith in the main office at EIS.

began as a teacher in Project 79 and eventually got to run it, as a coordinator.

  Then, Mrs. Spring got the offer to become Assistant Principal of EIS. “The hardest decision in my career was to leave the classroom and come to EIS,” Mrs. Spring admitted. 

When faced with the decision of leaving WHS to become vice principal, there were many factors that helped her decide. “I really enjoyed coming here while at WHS and working with the eighth grade team. I like how EIS cares about the development of their community,” Mrs. Spring added. 

The transition from WHS to EIS has been a slight change for Mrs. Spring, as she is still learning the schedules and navigating the staff at EIS. “There is still a lot to learn, but I plan to continue coming back here,” Mrs. Spring stated.

When you’re the Assistant Principal like Mrs. Spring, you develop a routine to help organize yourself. “I start my day with figuring out whose classes need to be covered and when. Then I walk around the doors and make sure that everything is covered,” Mrs. Spring explained, “Most of the time I then go to meetings in the morning. Followed by observing and attending the lunches.” 

This routine helps Mrs. Spring get to know the students and staff at EIS. She plans to support the students at EIS and make them feel heard everyday.

 

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Marlee Mendelsohn is a writer for the Edison Insider. She likes playing soccer and hanging out with her friends. She likes shopping and her favorite stores are Lululemon, Brandy Melville, and Mixology. Marlee also likes to read, and her favorite book is Princess Diaries. Her favorite food is pasta. She likes drinking seltzer. Her favorite class is science, because she wants to be a doctor when she’s older.
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Maya Greenberg is an eighth grader at Edison Intermediate school, and she is a journalist at the Edison Insider. Outside of Journalism, Maya loves to hang out with friends and family. She also loves to listen to music in her free time. She enjoys relaxing at the beach and during the summertime she goes to sleep away camp. Maya likes to go shopping with her friends, and her favorite season is summer because she loves the hot weather. She also loves the color pink. 

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