By Jessica Tuggle
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Two newcomers and one familiar face took their seats as new assistant superintendents for the Indian River County School District earlier this month.
Bruce Green, former executive director for instruction and information technology, put on his new hat as assistant superintendent for technology and assessment. Mr. Green has a long-standing relationship with the district, having served in various positions and even attended school in the district, said Fran Adams, superintendent of schools, in an email.
Bill Fritz, recently of Washington, will take on the role of assistant superintendent of human resources and risk management. The position has been unfilled for several months. Mr. Fritz has been spending time getting to know the area, people in the district and the current organizational structure.
"My first week here in Florida, it rained, so it reminded me of home, except it was much warmer," Mr. Fritz said.
Mr. Fritz hopes to call on his previous experience as teacher, superintendent of schools, principal and human resources director in various districts in Washington to help him evaluate the district and decide what short-term and long-term goals to set.
Andrew Rynberg, formerly of Michigan, was hired to be the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and is getting busy building an understanding of the district and an appreciation of the work that has been done in the department already.
Instead of coming in and listing the things that need to change, Mr. Rynberg wants to build relationships and learn more about the partnerships local organizations have with the district and understand their impact on the school.
His overarching goal is to promote student achievement so that it continues upward to reach new levels.
Mr. Rynberg and his family are excited to be coming on board for the school district.
"We wanted this area for our next place in life. It was a very short list," Mr. Rynberg said.
For more information about the Indian River County School District, visit www.indianriverschools.org.