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Linda August

High School Assistant Principal Administration/Office/Facilities
Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x235
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Biography

I graduated from NYU with my MA in Counseling and I’m not sure what it taught me. There were lots of theory and good conversation but I didn’t learn anything until I graduated, worked in the college setting, quit the college setting, and started working in a high school in lower Manhattan. I thought I would be there for a couple of years and stayed there for twelve. It was at this high school that I really learned something. I learned to be more patient, to laugh, and to work toward something I believe in. I learned that teenagers thrive when adults are structured, believe in them, say sorry when we make mistakes and are flexible. I’ve worked on the non-profit side of education, in youth development, student activities, teaching, advising, and counseling. It’s a unique perspective. As the Assistant Principal, I hope I can support the high school and our students by supporting the educators who work tirelessly in the classroom. I am proud to work along side such caring, dedicated people. When I’m not working, I’m with my husband and my daughters, a 6-year old who is smarter than me and a 7-year old foster child who is helping me find the resolve to forgive, grow and be more patient than I thought I was capable of. Random things: I am a triplet, I didn’t love my high school experience with 4,000 people, and any sitcom with people yelling at each other makes me laugh. 

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College/University: SUNY Binghamton (undergrad), NYU (graduate)
Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
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