Robbinsdale Cooper High School Principal Michael Favor will begin a new role as Executive Director of Student Services and Secondary Schools beginning July 1.
Saturday, January 26
At a recent school board meeting, the Robbinsdale Area School Board approved the recommendation that Robbinsdale Cooper High School Principal Michael Favor be named the district’s Executive Director of Student Services and Secondary Schools, beginning July 1. This is part of a reorganization of administrative duties following the announcement that the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Gayle Walkowiak, will retire at the end of June. Mr. Favor has twelve years of administrative experience and educational leadership. He has been with Robbinsdale Area Schools since 2007; prior to that, he was principal at North Community High School in Minneapolis and an assistant principal and dean of students at St. Louis Park High School. …
Patch sat down with Noble Elementary School Principal Jane Byrne to learn more about her vision for the Golden Valley School.
Jane Byrne is a District 281 veteran. For 20 years, Byrne has been involved, in one way or another, with Robbinsdale Area Schools. This year, Byrne is the new principal at Noble Elementary School, which is a change of pace from her previous principal role at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School. With a student population of roughly 400 children, which is almost half the size of some of the other ISD 281 elementary schools, Byrne said that she's finding time to really get to know her students. "I'm able to get into the classrooms and say 'hi' to the students," Byrne said. "I'm getting to know the kids and their families personally." It's the sense of community that Byrne loves most about her new job at Noble Elementary School. Earlier this …