CENTRAL SQUARE, NY – Central Square Middle School reading teacher Jennifer Poindexter didn’t have to go too far to find an administrative internship.
Just down the hallway from her classroom is a small office she calls her own.
After successful completion of her internship, around May, Poindexter will obtain her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Oswego.
Her ultimate goal is to find a principal position within the Central Square School District.
Poindexter has been a teacher since 2003, with the majority of her career in CSSD.
She said she’s always been interested in the education field and enjoys helping students achieve goals.
Throughout her internship she has received guidance from CSMS’s three building principals: Paul Schoeneck, Mathew Penrod and David Furletti.
Concetta Galvan, CSSD executive director of secondary education, is her supervisor throughout the internship.
Poindexter has desired to gain much administrative experience.
Since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, she has learned about the following tasks: discipline, observations, committees, address building goals, lunch supervision, bus duty and running faculty meetings.
As a part of her internship, Poindexter will tackle the following projects: implement a Science Technology Engineering and MATH, and Project-Based Learning initiative at CSMS, organize an Academic Intervention Service information night, develop three parent nights to help improve school-to-home communication, and review attendance patterns to target ways to keep students in school.