Thank you all very much for your honest, insightful, detailed feedback over the last couple of weeks. With your overwhelming support, the Great River School Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sam O’Brienhas been offered the Head of School Operations leadership position.
Sam has agreed to assume his new responsibilities for the duration of his current contract before assuming his new contract at the end of the school year. A substitute will be engaged to support his current teaching responsibilities to provide for a seamless transition while Christina concludes her generous service to the school.
At Great River, Sam currently guides A3 IB and lower elementary art, as well as serving as Level Coordinator for A3 and on the Finance Committee of the Board. In addition to his experience serving the Great River community since 2008, Sam has been an educator of youth from kindergarten through college level since 1997. Sam also brings diverse experience outside of education, including owning a business and coaching world championship Ultimate Frisbee teams.
Many of you have heard Sam’s perspective on the role and the important work ahead as Great River matures through its next phase of development. In case you have not, you can find his resume and cover letter on the website. The following are some excerpts of Sam’s feedback during the selection process:
Chair, Board of Directors