At its June 9, 2022 meeting, the Heuvelton Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Jill Farrand to the position of 7-12 principal, effective July 9, 2022. Farrand replaced current 7-12 principal Shannon Jordan, who became the K-6 principal for the district.
“Ms. Farrand brings a unique combination of instructional and administrative experience to Heuvelton, stemming from her time in the classroom, and her multiple positions with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES,” says Superintendent Coburn. “We're looking forward to her positive energy and attitude, to help us better serve the students of Heuvelton.”
Farrand, a Heuvelton alum, said she is excited to rejoin the Bulldog family.
“Although it’s been many years since I walked the halls of Heuvelton, I’m ready to dust off the purple and gold and celebrate all that our wonderful town and school have to offer,” said Farrand. “As they say, ‘Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!’”
Farrand’s career in education has included both instructional and administrative positions. For the past year, Farrand has been the Director of Instructional Resources at the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES in Canton. In this position, she was responsible for planning and coordinating regional professional development, technology initiatives, grant programs, school library systems and federally-funded programs. In addition, she served as the Regional Summer School Coordinator for grades 7-12 in St. Lawrence County.
“After spending the majority of my career in classrooms working with students, I am thrilled to be getting back into a school building after a year at the central office,” says Farrand. “As the assistant principal at Seaway Tech for four years, some of my most treasured memories include working with students and watching them grow as individuals from the moment they walked in our doors to the day they walked across the stage as seniors. I can’t wait to make more of those memories with the students and families at Heuvelton.”
Farrand attended SUNY Potsdam, where she received her undergraduate degree in childhood education (birth-grade 6) and her master’s degree in education (literacy). In 2015, she earned a post-M.A. certificate in educational leadership.
Farrand moved into her new office in early July and is eager to start the new year. “I welcome the opportunity to visit and chat with members of our school community,” said Farrand. “My door is always open.”