WEST NEWBURY – Superintendent Justin Bartholomew is pleased to announce the hiring of the Bagnall Elementary School’s new Assistant Principal and a new Information Technology and Digital Learning Director for the district.
Catherine Page, who has served for the last four years as a technology integration and media specialist for the Newburyport Public School District, has been selected to become the Information Technology and Digital Learning Director for Pentucket Regional School District. She has worked in media and technology for almost 40 years with news networks, schools and universities.
In her new role, Page will work with the academic leadership to develop ways and strategies to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum; manage all information technology resources including personnel, budgets, network infrastructure, academic and administrative systems, security systems, and VoIP phone services; and lead a team of five full- and part-time IT support staff. She will oversee school help desk operations; provide technology and maintain district technology support; establish IT policies and expectations; support IT related professional development for staff; and review and integrate where necessary new and emerging technologies and their potential applications to the District.
Brenda Erhardt, a current teacher at Page Elementary School in the Pentucket Regional School District, has been selected to the role of Assistant Principal at Bagnall Elementary School. She has worked as an English-Language Arts teacher in the Pentucket Regional School District for 17 years.
As Assistant Principal, Erhardt will evaluate and supervise both professional and support staff. She will plan, organize and implement curricular and administrative functions for the school to provide support for the educational services with the resources available. Her responsibilities will also include assisting the Principal in building management, facilitating communication with student families, identifying various student support needs and opportunities for growth, and assisting in the analysis of school-wide curriculum and teaching.
“Catherine Page has a vast knowledge of media and information technology. She has worked in the industry and studied it, and will be a great asset to have on our senior leadership team in the district,” Superintendent Bartholomew said. “And Brenda Erhardt has served many years as a wonderful teacher and connected with students and families, which I am confident will continue as she transitions into this new role. We’re pleased to welcome them both to our team this summer.”
Page and Erhardt begin their new roles on July 1.