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PRESS RELEASE – JULY 14, 2017 – Union #39 and Ludlow Elementary School Boards Announce Change in Administrative Structure for the Ludlow Elementary and Black River High School Middle School.

After several decades of educating preK-6 and 7-12 students side by side; the Ludlow Elementary and Union #39 School Board Directors approved the hiring of one Principal and one Assistant Principal for both schools.  Karen Trimboli will be the Pre-K-12 Principal and John Davis the Assistant Principal.

Prior to this appointment, Karen Trimboli was the Ludlow Elementary Principal for 13 years. She has devoted 35 years to education, serving as a teacher at Ludlow Elementary before taking the helm in 2003.

John Davis, previously our Dean of Students at the Black River High School Middle School, has dedicated 20 years to education. Most of his career has been spent as a classroom teacher. He earned his Principal’s license 6 years ago and has worked in high schools in both Arkansas and Vermont.

In speaking at the joint School Board meeting prior to the vote, both Trimboli and Davis spoke about serving the Ludlow Elementary and Black River High and Middle schools. “Parents and students should expect to see us in the halls and classrooms of both schools,” said Trimboli.  “We are one campus and the education we provide is so important to our students, their families and the town of Ludlow itself.”  Davis was quick to add his desire to get to know the families of Ludlow Elementary. “I am really looking forward to learning and growing with the students in our schools.”

Superintendent Meg Alison Powden said, “With one administrative structure, we envision the schools as a single preK-12 system, rather than two separate systems. Karen and John are looking to focus on a coordination of student achievement that spans the entire school system.”

This transition begins immediately and will be securely in place for the beginning of the school year in August. Superintendent Powden stated that, “Speaking on behalf of the faculty, staff and school boards, we wholeheartedly support the new administrative structure and know that Principal Trimboli and Assistant Principal Davis, working with the faculty and staff will improve our schools by focusing on our PreK-12 school system.” Ludlow Elementary and Black River High School Middle School will open for the 2017-18 school year on August 30th.

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