Hello Challenger Families, Staff and Students,
It is with excitement that I introduce myself as the newly appointed Principal of Challenger Middle School. I am honored to be working with the Challenger Middle School community. Challenger is known for its caring, talented teachers and hard-working students. We will continue to have high expectations for all of our Challenger students and support them on their journey through middle school.
In 2014 I accepted a leadership position at a small, private Montessori/IB school in Jersey City, New Jersey to help them reinvigorate their IB Middle Years Programme and streamline the curriculum from grades four through eight. It was a wonderful experience, both educationally and in leadership, but my heart belongs to urban education and I knew that I wanted to return to an innovative, large urban school district.
Personally, I am extremely close with my family. I enjoy spending time outdoors running or paddle boarding, and my yoga practice keeps me grounded when the days are hectic. I am thankful to have a career I love - working with young people, families and talented, compassionate teachers, continues to be incredibly rewarding and important for me.
I believe middle school is a critical time in a young person's life and in his/her education. The most important thing we can do as the staff and family of Challenger students, is work together as a team to support your children/our students to the greatest extent possible. As your principal, I am here to support you. I enjoy talking and listening with parents to hear your perspective, so please consider joining me at our School Site Council meetings, School Governance meetings, or through our wonderful PTSA. I look forward to meeting you all soon!
Kate Dominique, Principal