MS/HS Changes

Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 7/10/2018 8:30:00 PM

As you may have heard, Mr. William Caldwell has been appointed the Superintendent of the Ripley Central School District.  We thank Mr. Caldwell for the work he has done over the past three years and wish him success as he pursues this next step in his professional career!  His last day in our district will be Friday, July 13. Please be sure to stop in and give him your well wishes.

I am excited to announce that Mrs. Tiffany Frederes, who currently serves as our assistant MS/HS principal,  has been appointed as the interim MS/HS principal. I know that I can speak for her when I tell you that she is already gearing up for a great 2018-2019 school year.  Please feel free to give Mrs. Frederes your words of congratulations by emailing her at or calling her at 569-7000. 

You may be wondering why we have appointed an interim principal.  I would like to explain our actions so that you can be kept up-to-date.   First of all, to make sure that we are all beginning with the same understanding, an interim principal means a “temporary principal”.  

With our current enrollment numbers, we would like to run a trial of having only a single principal covering the MS/HS and not replacing the assistant principal. Appointing an interim allows us to get a handle on the amount of staffing appropriate to meet the needs of this building. We will be delegating administrative responsibilities amongst the current administrators in order to improve efficiency in operations. The plan is to post for the permanent MS/HS principal position at the end of October.

During the trial period, if it is determined that an assistant principal is necessary to fully handle responsibilities, then my recommendation to the Board will be to return to our current structure with an assistant principal and this position will also be posted. Please know that it is my overall goal to make sure that we continue to provide quality service and programming to our Frewsburg students, while balancing fiscal responsibility to our taxpayers.

During these beginning months of school, I would greatly appreciate feedback from the community as to how this “one principal”  scenario is working. Do not hesitate to call me at (716) 569-7041, email me at, or reply to this Blog post.