Assistant Principal

Holdrum Middle School 
"Home of the Hawks" 

Dear Holdrum Middle School Families,


It is truly an honor to be the new Assistant Principal of Holdrum Middle School. Growing up in Hillsdale, I am quite familiar with the legacy of educational excellence in River Vale’s district. The overwhelming sense of family has been apparent in all my interactions with community members from the start. Being welcomed with open arms by administration, staff, parents and students is an incredibly invigorating feeling. I am both humbled and inspired. I eagerly await a wonderful year filled with new relationships, experiences, and learning everyday.


Holdrum’s progressive educational philosophy begins with a student centered approach. Students are encouraged to take a firm hold of their education and create meaningful connections to the world around them. Offering opportunities for students to collaborate, cultivate their creativity and constantly challenge themselves are important goals at Holdrum. Consistent expectations help students become accountable for their actions, and promote pride in their learning and personal development. These lessons establish a foundation necessary for students to succeed.


Student voice and student choice are of utmost importance at Holdrum. While immersing themselves in the culture of the school, students will find many ways to get involved and make a positive impact on the community. Extra-curricular clubs target student interest and motivate learners to reach new levels of understanding outside of the classroom. Sports, music, art, theater, and technology are just a few of the many enriching activities offered to Holdrum students. A full list of available options can be found on our website. Participating in these interactive programs will offer students real world experiences, while actively learning.


Preparing students to be 21st Century thinkers can only be accomplished by utilizing 21st Century tools. Access to technology will aid students on their path towards innovation. Laptops, Chromebooks, 3D printers, and coding programs will help students become creators of information, not just consumers. Enhanced learning environments promote perfect avenues for communicating effectively, collaborating efficiently, and creatively designing solutions to critical problems.


There is something beautiful about the endless possibilities of a new school year. Working alongside a devoted and talented staff, motivated and independent students, and caring and dedicated families fills me with excitement. Our students’ success academically, socially and personally will benefit from a strong partnership among all team members. In order to reach our goal of student success, communication is imperative. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns. Here’s to a fantastic year!


Sincerely,

Justin Jasper

Assistant Principal

jjasper@rivervaleschools.com

201-358-4016 ext 1002


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