Assistant Principal Agnes Stankiewicz has dedicated her career to education for the past 8 years which originated at Ridgewood High School where she began as an intern. Agnes has been a social worker, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal before officially returning to Ridgewood for the 23-24 school year. Agnes has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a Master’s in School Social Work and a Master’s in Education Leadership - Principal Preparation. It is important to Agnes that school is a safe place for students to learn and explore their passions and interests. It’s important for students to be connected with trusted adults at school which is something that Agnes strives to be. Agnes also enjoys collaborating with staff, working hand-in-hand with teachers to create the best educational experience possible for students.
Agnes encourages students to get involved in clubs and sports outside of the school day. Agnes loves being able to see students compete in athletics, showcase their art, sing or act on stage. A good high school experience can often be made great by involvement in an extracurricular activity. Agnes believes that when students are exposed to various robust experiences and opportunities in high school, they are able to proceed with their future in positive ways.
Outside of school, Agnes enjoys spending time with family and friends, bike riding, cooking and gardening. Agnes enjoys learning about different cultures and backgrounds. Agnes is a fluent Polish speaker and continues to work on her Spanish speaking skills.