Lanesville’s new principal hails from New Albany
Tim Bridges is returning to the classroom, and Janet Page, a New Albany assistant principal, is taking the helm at Lanesville Junior-Senior High School.
Bridges requested to return to teaching social studies.
‘At times Mr. Lanesville was Carl Uesseler. At times he was Jerry Reinhardt. And now it’s Mr. Bridges. He epitomizes what Lanesville and Lanesville schools are all about,’ Supt. Phil Partenheimer said.
‘Most superintendents have enough to deal with in the central office and don’t want to get into micro-managing any building. Tim just took over, and I didn’t have to worry about anything as far as how the high school was run,’ Dr. Partenheimer said.
However, Partenheimer said he was impressed with Page’s interest in Lanesville, and he thinks the feeling is mutual.
‘In her interview it came out that she was impressed with what we were doing with balanced calendar and she liked our remediation every nine weeks. She also was impressed with what we are doing with our technology in the classroom. In some sense, I think we’ve gained a reputation for being progressive,’ he said.
Page singled out the opportunity to apply for principal at the junior-senior high school during the interview process. If she didn’t land the position, she would not apply for one at another high school, she said.
A teacher at Jeffersonville High School from 1985 to 1995, Partenheimer said she was one of his son’s favorite instructors.
She has been an assistant principal at New Albany from 1995 to the present. Since 1998 she has been assistant principal in charge of staff development.
Though originally from Tennessee, Page’s higher education began at the University of Louisville with a degree in business administration. She also has a master’s degree in education and a principal’s license from University of Louisville. She renewed the license through Indiana University Southeast. Page currently resides in New Albany.