Fridley High School, IB World School
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Fridley High School. My name is Patty Awsumb and I am the new head principal at FHS. I am thrilled to become a member of this supportive community whose focus is to support success for each and every student. I believe strongly in leading a culturally responsive community of learners, in which students, staff members, and families collaborate to support our climate to ensure it is a caring, inclusive community for all. This belief will anchor all my work going forward and will focus all ideas, thoughts, and decisions made in the best interest of our students.
To give you a bit about my background, I began my career as an English teacher for many years at Park Center High School, in the Osseo School District. I later became a dean of students at Fridley High School for one year, and moved to St. Michael-Albertville High School to work as their assistant principal for two years. I then transferred to the Hopkins School District for the last eight years, serving in the roles of assistant principal, associate principal, and for the last five years, as the head principal at Hopkins High School. I am excited to come “home” to FHS to serve as the head principal, and look forward to working with your students.
Again, welcome to Fridley High School as we embark on an exciting, new school year. Go Tigers!