Dear Faculty, parents and all members of our wonderful Saint Michael School and Parish Family,
Well, IT’S TIME FOR THE WHITE SMOKE! (Just like when we found out that we had a new Pope, Pope Francis). We have a principal!!!! Her name is Schauna Schubiger. I want to thank the many people who were part of the search process, including a number of our school faculty as well as Nancy and Debbie in the school office. Special thanks go out to the head of our School Board, Mr. Laurence Bolchoz, who spent untold hours going through resumes, checking references, etc. I thank everyone for all your many prayers that have had a big influence on our process!
As far as the background of our new principal goes, she comes to us with public school experience in New Jersey. In the Freehold, NJ Public School District, she has been a principal for one year (Park Avenue Elementary School), a vice principal for five years in two different schools (Veterans Elementary School in Brick Township, NJ and Ocean Road Elementary School in Point Pleasant, NJ), as well as Supervisor of Technology and Assessment for the Freehold School District. As far as her teaching experience, she was the technology teacher for Nellie F. Bennet Elementary School in Point Pleasant, NJ for two years and a graphic arts teacher at Verona High School in Verona, NJ for three years.
As far as college experience goes, she was an adjunct professor and director of a summer technology camp at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ and a graduate adjunct professor in technology for undergraduate and graduate courses at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ from 2006 to the present.
Mrs. Shauna Schubiger has a Master’s in Educational Leadership as well as a Master’s in Educational Technology. She also already has her South Carolina Principal’s License. She stated in the cover letter of her resume that “My background in Technology has allowed me to utilize assessment data to drive my staff’s professional development, thus improving my overall student achievement scores.” She has implemented the Common Core State Standard of New Jersey, which is ranked among the highest.
She also states in her letter that: “My Catholic faith has always played a prominent role in my life as well as the manner in which my husband and I are raising our children.” And that: “My greatest strengths include, but are not limited to: budget development, performance standards development, teacher mentoring, curriculum design and improvement, school safety, standardized testing, program management and coordination, and workshop and seminar presentations. Furthermore, my Master’s degree in technology education has enabled me to implement creative, cutting-edge uses for technology in the classroom with our students and staff. Technology is truly one of my passions, and I work diligently with my staff to expose our students to as many different aspects of it as possible. I am able to utilize technology to communicate with my school community via social networks such as Twitter as well as create digital videos to showcase many of the great events that take place in my building on a daily basis.”
With such a wonderful background, we are very happy to welcome Mrs. Shauna Schubiger, her husband, and her three children (all of whom are under five!) to our Saint Michael Family!