The Hudson Falls Central School District Board of Education voted to appoint Will Whitty as Middle School Principal Friday morning during a special meeting. Mr. Whitty won’t be moving his office furniture very far – he has spent the last two years as Hudson Falls Middle School Assistant Principal.
“I really look forward to the opportunity to continue to build relationships with the students, families, community, and staff here in Hudson Falls,” said Middle School Principal Will Whitty. “In my time as a coach, a technology teacher, and now an administrator, I learned that in order to get kids to want to be here, to want to learn, you have to get to know them first and understand their situations. If you want to optimize learning, it starts with people and relationships.”
Mr. Whitty credits his uncle who was a technology teacher for inspiring his professional journey. “For as long as I can remember, anytime you would speak with him, he had another story about his students’ accomplishments and classwork,” said Whitty. “He never talked about his bad days or displeasure with his job. For me, I knew I wanted a job that made me feel the same way.”
After spending 11 years as a technology teacher himself, Whitty moved into administration. He spent four years helping to lead school communities in the Capital District and here at Hudson Falls.
“Will is a creative, enthusiastic leader who showed us an incredible passion for inspiring the next generation,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Jon Hunter.
“On behalf of the entire board, we are thrilled to have Mr. Whitty promoted into the role of Middle School Principal,” said Board of Education President Ben Bishop. “The board is pleased to have the Middle School vacancy filled and look forward to seeing Mr. Whitty build upon the strong foundation that already exists at the Middle School. Congratulations, Mr. Whitty!”