students walk in hallway
April 29, 2022

Dropping the "Interim" from Mrs Bair's title.

Mrs. Bair named Principal of Holland Middle School by Board of Education

During the Board of Education Meeting on April 25, Superintendent Nick Cassidy read the following statement:

Rene Bair has served as Assistant Principal since the Middle School’s creation in 2018.  During the hiring process for Assistant Principal she participated in an extensive interview and screening process and as a district we knew that we were hiring someone who would eventually be a building Principal.  Through all of the transition that we have experienced over the last year,  I would argue that Rene has had the greatest lift within the district.  She has stepped into a new role with providing on-the-job training for her previous role.   I met with staff at HMS last month for discussions around leadership at HMS.   

An email I received from a teacher sums it up best: “I cannot imagine taking on everything Rene has.  She has a heart for our students.  She gives her all to us and this building.”

Prior to coming to Holland as the Assistant Principal in 2018 Rene has served as an Instructional Coach and has taught 3rd, 4th, and 7th grades.   What stands out most when looking through her history is a consistent pattern of leadership at every level as well as a continual drive to get involved with kids.      Rene is still a teacher at heart  and approaches her job in that way.  

I have 100% confidence in her leadership and know that her drive will continue to push HMS forward.   My recommendation to the board will be to approve an appointment of Rene Bair to Principal of Holland Middle School. 

The Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation. 

Mr. Kreps will continue to serve as Interim Assistant Principal as Holland Middle will go through an interview process for that position in the coming weeks.