MEXICO – Just three months into her position as Bridges to Success principal, Roxanne Euson said she can already see the need for program expansion.
Full at 16 students from school districts throughout Oswego County, and beyond, the academic intervention program keeps students on track to complete coursework and attend weekly counseling appointments.
Euson said she would eventually like to see the addition of special areas.
A component of CiTi’s Alternative Education program, Bridges opened on Dutch Ridge Road in Oswego this fall to help students experience positive social-emotional growth to facilitate re-entry into a less-intensive program.
Euson said her passion for working with challenging students began when she served as an administrative substitute under Charles Pehta’s wing at the Fourth Street School.
The Fulton resident has been employed in educational settings throughout her career, which began with a teaching assistant job in North Syracuse.
Serving as Bridges principal is most rewarding, Euson said.
“Here, we try to figure out different ways to solve problems,” she said. “Every day is different with the students and their lives, and I want to know what’s going on. It could either stop or start their success.”
She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY Oswego and a master’s degree in health education from SUNY Cortland.
Euson also received a certificate of advanced study in administration from SUNY Oswego.