GCAA’s New Vice Principal: Ted Frigillana

[This article is by GCAA seventh grader, Magnolia Mulvihill, a member of the Website Reporting Club.] Next year Mr. Ted Frigillana, the current 7th grade Social Studies teacher at GCAA, will become the vice principal of middle school. "Mr. Frig," as he is more commonly known by the kids, is very excited about this opportunity. "I am a life learner and enjoy new and Frig 1exciting challenges." As the vice principal, Frigillana says he will be "supporting the middle school teachers in many facets, dealing with student issues as they arise, and most importantly making sure that every student feels safe and is achieving their full potential, in both their academics and arts." Although Mr. Frig has been teaching for seven years, he is not new to being in an administrative role. He was a Dean of Students at an independent school for two and a half years. "In that role I was an advocate for all students and was lucky enough to still be able to teach Social Studies classes as well as sponsor the student council." Most students who are, or who have been in, Mr. Frig's class are sad because they won't see him as much. Mr. Frig says, though, that he will ''be as visible and present with the students as he can.'' Mr. Frig will still play his viola with the orchestra, and also bring out his guitar whenever requested. Mr. Frig really believes in student safety and that all kids should enjoy school. One of Mr. Frig's goals is to "know every middle school kid's name by the end of the first full week of school." For him the students are really important, and he wants them Frig 2to do their very best. This reporter is confident that Mr. Frig is going to be an amazing vice principal!