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New Lower School Head Values Collaboration
Posted 04/26/2016 02:32PM

Looking back on 10 years as principal of the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, James Duval is proud of the collaborative culture that he helped to build there. He says that experience will guide his approach when he begins as head of the Riverdale Lower School this summer.

During a three-day visit to Riverdale last week, Duval began getting to know administrators, teachers, students, and parents. At the opening school assembly, he shared a video that he had made describing his life with his family in Barcelona. He met parents at a reception, became acquainted with faculty and administrators, and discussed the construction schedule for the new classroom building for grades 3 to 5 that is being built on the Lower School campus. 

In a video interview, he talked about the satisfaction he takes in supporting teachers, and in so doing, helping students have the best possible experience. 

To watch the video, click here.




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