Summit Street School Announces New Principal

Gruendling headshotOn Thursday, April 10, the Prudential Committee announced Suzanne Gruendling as the next Principal of Summit Street School. Mrs. Gruendling will begin on July 1, 2014.

Currently serving as the Assistant Principal at Camels Hump Middle School, Gruendling has experience at the elementary and middle school grade levels, and also brings a strong background in both math and science.

Mrs. Gruendling received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont (UVM) in biology/zoology with a minor in history in 1994, and then received her Master’s in education from UVM with a major in curriculum and instruction in 2000. She also is a Certified Law Enforcement Officer, completing coursework from the Vermont Police Academy in 1995 and served as a law enforcement officer for five years before returning to graduate school. She is licensed in Vermont as a 7-12 science teacher, 5-9 math, science and social studies teacher, National Board Certified Math Teacher and prekindergarten-12th principal

“We are very excited to welcome Mrs. Gruendling as the new Summit Street School principal and look forward to her sharing her knowledge and experiences with our students. With her professionalism and passion, we are confident that she will be a truly effective leader and be able to quickly build relationships with both our students and their families,” said Chittenden Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Judith DeNova. “We appreciate the involvement of students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members for their important participation in the search process.”

Mrs. Gruendling follows Mrs. Mary Hughes, who will be retiring after serving as Summit Street School Principal since 2001. Her 13 years of service to the children and families in this community has been deeply appreciated.

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