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Mr. Rich Scherer
Greetings Parents and Families of Fieldstone Middle School,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Richard Scherer, and I am extremely honored and excited to join the Fieldstone team as the new Assistant Principal. Over the past few weeks I have been introduced to many members of the Fieldstone and Montvale community. A common theme that has been expressed is, “This is a great place to learn!” I can honestly tell you, I can’t wait to get started!
My educational journey began in elementary school, when a teacher of mine made reading come alive! I was amazed at her ability to capture my attention and create a love for learning. From that moment I knew I wanted a career in education. I am a graduate of Penn State University, where I studied Elementary Education. Upon graduation I was hired by the Saddle Brook School District and worked as a 5th and 6th grade teacher for 9 years. During that time I received my master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Most recently I completed the NJ EXCEL program for Supervisory and Principal leadership. During my time as an educator, I have been a part of creating student leadership programs, starting a Google team, writing curriculum, coaching High School athletics, and PTO involvement.
At Fieldstone all students, parents, school faculty, and community members are on the same TEAM. We will continue this TEAM approach where all students feel empowered to step out of their comfort zones, try new initiatives, and become leaders inside the classroom and in the community. Please know that I personally will be there to help create that safe environment, which allows each student to reach their full potential.
Transitioning to Fieldstone was just one of the many wonderful changes this summer. On August 2nd, my wife Gina, gave birth to our first child, Lily Adrianna. We are extremely blessed and excited for you to meet her during the course of the school year.
I am extremely excited for the first day of school. Please feel free to come and speak with me if you have any questions or concerns. Whether at sporting events, before/after school, in the halls, or fundraising events, I am always here for you!
LET’S GO TEAM FIELDSTONE!