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Briscoe takes reins at NMES

Briscoe takes reins at NMES
Briscoe takes reins at NMES
Izzy Crawford, a first grader, and Carter Rice, a fifth grader, are congratulated by Robert Briscoe, new principal of New Middletown Elementary School, for being selected as Ranger Pride winners for the week for acts of kindness and service they showed others. Photo by Kaitlyn Clay
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]

Robert Briscoe said he has been working his way toward becoming an integral part of the New Middletown fabric for quite some time as he built a home about four years ago right in that area with hopes of eventually becoming a part of the South Harrison Community School Corp.’s team.

That he did, as this school year he has taken the reins as principal at New Middletown Elementary School.

Briscoe, who is a graduate of Floyd Central High School, is entering his 15th year in education. He spent the last four years as assistant principal at Silver Creek Middle School and prior to that was a math teacher at Silver Creek High School for 10 years.

Standing by his side through that time is his wife, the former Krista Wolfe, and their four children, Winston, Gretchen, Abram and Murray.

“I have always been clear about my desire to make an impact in the community,” Briscoe said. “Joining South Harrison schools was the ultimate goal, but I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to lead the Rangers in my own backyard. I have only been here a short time, but I can’t even begin to describe the amazing students and staff that make up this wonderful school.”

Briscoe intends to make each goal he sets for the NMES community based around South Harrison’s mantra of creating “safe, supportive and successful learning environments for everyone to learn and grow.”

He said he hopes to empower his staff to use their training and professional skills to meet the needs of the students.

“You must put the needs of students first, meet them where they are at and provide the learning opportunities necessary to increase both performance and growth,” Briscoe said. “The future is bright at NMES. I hope that people hear about the great things in our building and want to become part of the Ranger family.”

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