The Vestal Central School District is pleased to announce that Jennifer Bittler has been selected as an assistant principal of Vestal High School. Mrs. Bittler comes to Vestal with 19 years of teaching experience, as well as four years serving as a Literacy Collaborative Coordinator for Union-Endicott Central Schools. She will assume her new duties on July 1, 2021.
Mrs. Bittler began her teaching career as a Kindergarten and first-grade teacher at Cedarhurst Elementary School in the Susquehanna Valley School District. She joined the Union-Endicott School District in 2005 where she supported students as a Reading Specialist and provided ELA, Math and AIS services at George F. Johnson, Ann McGuinness and Linneaus West Elementary Schools.
Her educational resumé includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education as well as a Master’s in Literacy Education from SUNY Cortland, and her Literacy Collaborative Intermediate Certification from Lesley University. Finally, she earned her Educational Leadership Certificate of Advanced Studies (SDL/SBL) from Binghamton University.
In addition to her teaching, district literacy collaboration and intervention support, Mrs. Bittler served as an Administrative Intern for Union-Endicott High School Principal DiStefano and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Miller from May to December 2020.
“I am honored and thrilled to join the Vestal CSD team,” said Mrs. Bittler. “I already have a personal connection since my husband graduated from Vestal. I am looking forward to serving the students, families, staff, administrators and greater Vestal community!”
Mrs. Bittler and her husband of 20 years, David, live in Binghamton. They are avid travelers, outdoor adventurers and huge sports fans.
The Vestal High School teachers, staff and students, along with Vestal district staff, would like to take this opportunity to offer our deepest thanks to assistant principals Dr. Andrew Blaine and Rick Dutko, for all they have done to support our district mission. Both gentlemen are leaving at the end of this school year, and we wish them both the best in their future endeavors.