New School Superintendent Enjoys Working With District’s Team-Oriented Faculty and Staff
Dr. Fredrickson, new superintendent to Bowling Green High School, admits to some pleasant surprises since the beginning of this school year.
Dr. Matthew Fredrickson explained during an interview that early in his teaching career, he never sought after being superintendent, but he was so gratified that he was presented with this opportunity.
Dr. Fredrickson’s career path is as varied as it is unique; he started out as a band director in Gasconade County, then became the head director of bands in 1998. Soon after he held a temporary professor position as director of athletic bands at the University of Arkansas. Next, he became a curriculum coordinator and was later promoted to the director of curriculum.
Finally, he taught at a fine arts and performance middle/high school, and subsequently was presented the opportunity to be Bowling Green High School’s superintendent.
During an interview Dr. Fredrickson admits, “I have never left my original passion through music.”
As the newest superintendent to Bowling Green R-I School District, he believes that individuals need to allow themselves to try new life experiences, and that we don’t grow unless we step out of our comfort zones. He stresses the importance of being invested.
Dr. Fredrickson revealed that the most surprising aspect about Bowling Green R-I School District is how team-oriented it is, as well as how staff and students want to genuinely help one another.
He also pointed out how critical it is to be aware, and for everyone’s well-being, Dr. Fredrickson encourages families and the community to stay up-to-date with the latest information.
It is also easier to reach families of students when they have updated their contact information, such as phone number and address. So there you have it, the local school district is the ultimate team-oriented environment.