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Club Spotlight: Marching Band

Administrator Profile: Mrs. Brenda Coffey

The Falcon Flyer’s staff writer Nick DiRito interviewed our new principal, Mrs. Brenda Coffey, about her new role as principal of Saddle Brook High School.

ND: What would you say has been the best part of being a principal so far?

BC: I would say the best part so far has been getting to work with the students, parents, faculty, and staff to make our school be the best it can be. I enjoy hearing their opinions and concerns.

ND: Do you have any goals for this year?

BC: My main goal is to ensure that all of our students are getting the best education possible and become responsible citizens. I want to ensure that everyone participates in activities that promote emotional and social wellness.

ND: What is your vision for the school?

BC: My vision is to form relationships between students, faculty, and community members that inspire students to learn. I want to create programs and opportunities that challenge students and prepare them for success in school and beyond.

ND: Do you have any concerns for the school?

BC: I am concerned that our test scores don't reflect how bright our students are. I want everyone to know that our students are scholars and are committed to learning. I am also concerned about students vaping. I don't think they truly understand how much they are hurting their bodies. They are breaking the law and that has consequences. I am concerned that many of them may have become addicted.

FF: How will you incentivize student leadership and student engagement?

BC: I am willing to help with incentives such as extra dress down days, opening up the campus for more activities, etc.

FF: What would you say is the biggest difference between being Vice Principal and Principal?

BC: The biggest difference is I deal with a lot less discipline and a lot more academic and operational concerns and issues.

FF: Describe this school in three terms:

BC: Evolving, nurturing, and committed to excellence.