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Meet The Principal

photo of Southbridge Middle School principal Mr. House

Jeff House comes to Southbridge Public Schools from Achievement First Hartford Summit Middle School in Hartford, where he was the Academic Dean of Mathematics. He spent the last 13  years working in Achievement First schools where he held various roles such as principal, math consultant, leadership coach, academic dean, and middle school principal. 

In his roles as leadership coach and consultant, House partnered with public and charter school leaders, including those at New Haven Public schools, Hartford Public Schools, and Springfield Public Schools. In these school systems, he offered a unique training program to develop transformative leaders and to close the achievement gap in high-needs public schools through the process of turnaround.

His past work focused on creating safe and high-achieving school communities. He also helped boost attendance rates at the schools he has worked with. He has spent his career working in high-needs schools, starting as a classroom teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, teaching a bilingual fourth-grade class before moving on to teach sixth-grade math in Boston.

House obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut. He also obtained a sixth-year diploma in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut.

As the new principal of Southbridge Middle School, House is looking forward to being in service to a community of learners and improving outcomes for all students.

“I am very excited to be part of the Southbridge community and the effort to improve Southbridge Public Schools,” House says. 

"Southbridge Middle School has made a great deal of progress over the past school year and I expect that improvement to accelerate under Mr. House's leadership,” adds Dr. Jeffrey Villar, Receiver of Southbridge Public Schools.

To contact Jeff House, you can email [email protected]