First Day of School is Wednesday, September 2, 2015!
2015-16 School Hours 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
FRANK FOWLER DOW SCHOOL NO. 52
100 Farmington Road
Rochester, New York 14609
Dr. Mary J. Aronson, Principal
Phone (585) 482-9614
Fax (585) 654-1079
School #52 Families,
I am excited to join you this year as your new Principal! I can't wait to meet all of the current students and families who are already a part of the Frank Fowler Dow School #52 community. As for the new students and their families, we will be starting the year together as first time Dragons! New Student Orientation has been scheduled for Thursday, August 27th from 10-11:30AM. While this is an exciting time, I understand that the unknown can sometimes add unnecessary stress. New student orientation at School #52 is designed to help reduce the unknown for students and families so that we all have a great start to the school year.
New Student Orientation is a time to learn about:
· School academic and behavioral expectations
· New teachers and classmates
· Uniform requirements
· Daily schedule and what to expect during the school day
To tell you a little bit about myself, I was born and raised in the Rochester area. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from SUNY Oswego. After several years, of working at Hillside Children’s Center, I began working for the RCSD, first as a Home/Hospital teacher and then as a Social Studies teacher. During my 9 years as a teacher, I completed two advanced degrees: a Master of Science in Education from Nazareth College and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Brockport. Once these degrees were completed, I transitioned into the area of school administration, first working in the RCSD as a Program Evaluator and Test Director at Central Office, then as House Administrator at Edison Tech. This was followed by 5 years as an Assistant Principal at Penfield High School. It was during this time that I was finishing my Doctoral Program in Education Administration at the University of Rochester. I decided to return to the RCSD, this time as a Principal. I have been a Principal since 2007 at several different Secondary Schools and Programs in the District. After spending the majority of my career working with older students, I jumped at the opportunity to transition to a Pre-K-6 Principalship.
On a personal level, I have been married for 24 years and
I have a 20 year old son who is a junior at Indiana University.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn about my background. I am looking forward to meeting each and every member of the Frank Fowler Dow School #52 community soon!
Dr. Mary Aronson, Principal