Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
My name is Clifton Jerry Thompson. I am honored and humbled to be introducing myself to you as the new principal of Teaneck High School. I am excited to ‘Welcome You’ to the 2019-2020 school year. I hope that you all have had an enjoyable and fulfilling summer break and that you are ready for a successful academic school year.
July started my 24th year as an educator. I have worked as a teacher and administrator at all school levels K-8 and 9-12, in both Urban and Suburban districts with diverse student populations. I am professionally happy to work with the students, parents, teachers and staff at Teaneck High School. The Teaneck High School teaching staff will engage students in rigorous course-work to meet their academic needs, as well as, assist each student in developing into healthy young women and men by addressing their social and emotional needs.
Teaneck High School, “The Castle on The Hill”, is going to continue to develop as a community of teachers and learners who support each other in achieving excellence. We will teach each other and learn from each other as our school/community ecosystem supports our students in becoming graduates that can successfully navigate a shrinking, yet competitive, global community. Alumni of “The Castle on The Hill” will continue to be leaders in any community and industry that they decide to become a member.
I look forward to working with each of you in establishing a “Community of Teaching and Learning Excellence” where all people and families feel welcome.