B-P district names new director

BROADALBIN – Teresa LaFountain, who has served as principal at The Learning Community at the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District since 2006, has been appointed director of curriculum and instruction/grant coordinator for the district.

LaFountain will move into the role July 1, a news release said.

LaFountain will oversee Broadalbin-Perth’s transition to the Common Core state standards, including coordinating professional development for teachers and collaborating with BOCES and state Education Department officials. She also will help the district navigate curriculum in subjects outside the Common Core, such as the arts, physical education, health and business. In addition, LaFountain will manage and oversee all programs funded by grants.

Part of her salary will be paid for using grant money. The school district did not immediately release LaFountain’s salary in the new position.

“I look forward to continuing the collaborative relationship I have built with the teachers of TLC and building on the successes of our upper-level teachers, and I look forward to helping guide and prepare students for a future that they want and aspire to achieve,” LaFountain said in the news release.

“During her time at TLC, Terry has shown herself to be a tremendous asset to Broadalbin-Perth, especially when it comes to being an instructional and curricular leader,” district Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson said. “She is well-respected not only by the TLC faculty, but districtwide. I am very excited to begin working with Terry in her new role.”

Before becoming principal, LaFountain was a high school guidance counselor at Broadalbin-Perth for six years, 2000-06. She spent one year as a teaching assistant at the district before moving into the counseling role. Before beginning her career in education, LaFountain was a partner in a baking business.

LaFountain completed her school district administration certificate at the College of St. Rose in 2005. She earned her master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Sage Graduate School in 1999, and she has a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Broadalbin-Perth will search for a new TLC principal. People can apply until June 4, the news release said.