Dr. Jared Fowler
Dear Hasbrouck Heights Community,
As I begin my first year as Hasbrouck Heights High School Vice Principal, a line of dialogue from The Road by my favorite author, Cormac McCarthy, seems pertinent. In the novel, the unnamed father says to his son, “Keep a little fire burning, however small, however hidden,” in order for them to survive. As educators, students, parents and just human beings in general, these past two years have been understandably difficult. Sometimes, keeping that passion and that fire burning is harder than we think. However, one of my roles as Vice Principal is to inspire that passion in our students and staff.
I aim to help build upon the positive culture that has already been created by both the outstanding leadership and teaching staff. I also firmly believe that a strong work ethic is more important than natural talent and I hope to instill this value and more in our students. I am fully committed to working with our Aviator Community to help develop an inclusive environment where our students have the opportunity to grow into the best versions of themselves.
I look forward to the 2021-2022 school year as it is a new beginning for me but also a new beginning for many members of the community as we return to normalcy. Undoubtedly, there will be days where things are difficult, but I encourage everyone to keep that fire burning, grow that passion, regardless of its size.