The Q300 parent community had the pleasure of meeting Bill at our May 2016 PTA meeting, where Bill shared with us his thoughts on the progressive model of education and his strategic vision for the school. He took the time to thoughtfully answer parent questions both in the meeting forum and also afterwards on an individual basis. Bill brings with him a wealth of experience, with more than 18 years as an educator in the NYC public school system. Bill was a Gifted & Talented math teacher at the Middle School level and most recently, an Assistant Principal at an elementary school. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a collaborative approach with parents and administrators and he looks forward to continuing that tradition at Q300. Bill is replacing Matt Willard who has decided to dedicate his time to caring for his new son. Matt and Bill have already begun the transition, and will be working closely with the community to make it as smooth as possible.
Bill is joining a thriving and growing school community – we will have over 300 students enrolled next year in just the third year of our inquiry-based program. The outstanding staff and teachers, with support of the parent community, have demonstrated tremendous early success in both academics and the social and emotional development of Q300 students. This is the result of the school’s commitment to creating an environment where students feel included, have opportunities to question and reflect, and work with their peers to solve problems. Bill is excited to join Q300 and work with teachers and parents to nurture and enrich the school’s community and structures, and continue fostering the culture of inclusion, inquiry and responsibility. The parents and teachers of Q300 are looking forward to having Bill as part of our school community.