Frontier names new asst. principal

Alumnus will begin  job on July 1

DEERFIELD — A special education teacher will succeed Darius Modestow as Frontier Regional School assistant principal.

This week, Superintendent Regina Nash appointed Scott Dredge as assistant principal starting July 1.

His predecessor, Modestow, is the new Frontier principal.

Dredge’s promotion is just one of a few administrative changes at the school since Nash announced her retirement at the end of the school year after 12 years in the district. In her place will be Martha Barrett, the current Frontier principal.

In appointing Dredge, Nash referred to his leadership skills and his enthusiasm for working with all students, which she believes will provide a positive school environment. For instance, Dredge created the “Reading with the Red Hawks” program in which members of the football team read with children in the elementary schools.

It will be Dredge’s first full-time administrative position. He has served as a special education teacher and department chair and has acted as the lead teacher whenever the principal or assistant principal was out of the building. For nine years, he has also been the head football coach.

Dredge is a graduate of Frontier. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Fitchburg State College. He also has both a master’s of education in special education and a certificate of graduate studies in school administration from American International College.

You can reach Kathleen McKiernan at:
kmckiernan@recorder.com
or 413-772-0261, ext. 268

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