Milford School District Board of Education announced that Dr. Bridget Amory, the current Director of Student Learning, will assume the role of superintendent effective July 1, 2023. Amory will temporarily take over for Dr. Kevin Dickerson who resigned recently to accept a postion with Polytech School District.
“Over the years, Dr. Amory has exemplified exceptional dedication, leadership, and an unwavering commitment to the academic growth and success of our students. Her tireless efforts in fostering a rigorous and inclusive learning environment have left a long lasting impact on our district-community,” Board President Jason Miller said. “She has consistently demonstrated the ability to inspire and empower students, educators, and staff alike, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence in her various roles as an educator”.
When Dr. Amory accepted the position of Director of Student Learning after the resignation of Dr. Sylvia Henderson, she was a familiar face in Milford. Dr. Amory was an elementary school teacher for eight years before she became the Assistant Principal at Morris Early Childhood Center. From 2009 to 2015, she served as an elementary school principal in the Lake Forest School District.
An accomplished education professional with a strong background in leadership and innovation, Dr. Amory holds a Doctoral Degree in Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University, a Master of Education in School Leadership and Instruction, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University. She recently participated in the Association of School Superintendents Aspiring Superintendents Academy® for Female Leaders. She shares her expertise in education as an adjunct professor at Wilmington University, providing valuable education to aspiring teachers and educational leaders.
“Whenever I see a student or staff member make a connection to their learning and experience, the ‘aha’ moment, I am reminded of my passion for education,” Dr. Amory said when she first returned to Milford. “One of my goals is to restore the Milford community’s support and expand their knowledge of district initiatives. It is my intent to help our community understand the complexity of how we must navigate the world of education for the 21st century, including our interactions with the Delaware and United States Departments of Education.”
Her dedication to education extends beyond her immediate work environment. She is a key contributor to the education community as a member of the Delaware Technical and Community College and Wilmington University Education Advisory Boards. She has also held significant roles such as Co-Chair of the State of Delaware Social Studies Coalition, serving as a member of the State of Delaware ESSA Advisory Committee and a member of the Governor’s English Learners Task Force. She currently serves as the President of the Delaware Association of Curriculum and Instruction Supervisors through the Delaware Association of School Administrators (DASA), volunteers on the board at the local Boys and Girls Club and as a Governor appointed member of the School-Based Mentoring and Literacy Education Task Force in addition to the Delaware Department of Education Early Literacy Advisory Group. Through these efforts, she is able to actively contribute to shaping educational policies and practices throughout Delaware.
Dr. Amory has played a pivotal role in the development and expansion of various educational initiatives. She has been instrumental in facilitating the MSD World Language Dual-Immersion Spanish program, which has successfully completed its sixth cohort. Additionally, she has contributed to the growth of Milford’s robust Career and Technical Education pathways, providing students with valuable opportunities for skill development and future success.
Dr. Amory will lead the district with the implementation of the newly developed strategic plan. During the planning process, we engaged a diverse group of our student and community stakeholders. Our plan is focused on four essential priorities: Academic Excellence, Student Supports, Recruitment and Retention, and Facilities and Systems and will guide the future of Milford School District. We are confident that by working together and prioritizing these areas, we can achieve our goals and provide our students with the best possible education while facilitating the growth and support needed. We are committed to providing opportunities to learn and develop life skills through exposure to rigorous curriculum for all students.
“I am incredibly humbled to assume the role and responsibility of Interim Superintendent for Milford School District. We have an incredible community that is committed to supporting our learners as they navigate their futures,” Amory said. “I am confident that by working together we can ensure Milford School District continues to Chart the Course to Excellence for all.”
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