HANNIBAL – The Hannibal Central School District welcomed a familiar face to a new position this year.
Former middle school principal Dee Froio was appointed assistant superintendent for teaching, learning and accountability.
Froio spent the last three years at Dennis M. Kenney Middle School, where she introduced data-driven instruction methods and oversaw the implementation of the Common Core curriculum.
As the DMK principal, Froio established strong relationships working with teachers, administrators, community members and students.
These connections, she said, will translate well into her new role within the district.
“My three years at DMK were incredible,” Froio said. “My experience there really prepared me to see things from a district-wide perspective.”
In addition to her experience in Hannibal, Froio also believes her previous teaching and administrative responsibilities will be beneficial to her new position.
“I love every level that I have worked in — from elementary to middle to high school,” she said. “Now I get to experience all three in one day.”
Froio’s primary responsibility will be to work with instructional staff to develop and implement a rigorous curriculum aligned to the New York state learning standards.
She will spend time with teachers in each building with one focus: “to make sure students are receiving the best instruction possible.”
To accomplish this goal, Froio will work collaboratively with teachers and administrators to review assessments, interpret data and introduce innovative approaches to learning.
With these strategies in focus, and with a passion for the Hannibal Central School District, Froio said she is looking forward to serving in this new capacity.
“I’m very appreciative of (Superintendent) Christopher Staats and the board of education for giving me the opportunity to serve in this role,” Froio said. “Hannibal is a very special district and I want to help take it to the next level.”