December 16, 2022
Dear HP Community,
It is with great pleasure that we share that Ms. Colette Wise will serve as Interim Assistant Principal of Harrington Park School from January 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023 with formal approval at the January 5, 2023 Board of Education meeting. Ms. Wise will replace Mr. Herbert who was recently announced as Interim Principal.
Ms. Wise has been part of the Harrington Park School District since 2015 and has served as an elementary school teacher and Director of the Summer Escape Program. Additional roles during her tenure as teacher include soccer and basketball coach at the middle school level as well as participating on a number of leadership committees over the years. Ms. Wise has a Masters in Educational Leadership from Ramapo College.
Ms. Nitzberg shared, “Ms. Wise has an energy and drive that will only enhance the student and staff experience each day. Ms. Wise’s thoughtful decision-making, focus on the whole child and overall flexibility will be essential in the Interim AP role.”
Mr. Herbert shared, “Ms. Wise has consistently demonstrated her leadership ability both inside and outside of the classroom. I am confident Ms. Wise will bring the passion, sound judgment, experience, and her warm-hearted personality that she is known for, to this new role.”
Ms. Wise shared, “I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to be HP’s Interim Assistant Principal. My experiences as a teacher, Summer Escape Director, and coach have prepared me for this new role. These positions have helped me make valuable connections with our students, parents, staff, and community members. I'm looking forward to continuing to Lead the Way as Interim Assistant Principal of our HP family alongside Mrs. Nitzberg and Mr. Herbert.”
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Wise!