Manchester New Hampshire Central High Will Have First Female Principal in 175 Years
Times, they are a-changing
This is a breakthrough year for women. We have the first female Vice President and now the first female high school principal at Manchester, New Hampshire’s Central High School. Debra Roukey will be the first woman in the history of the school to be appointed Principal according to unionleader.com. Roukey said in a statement reported on by unionleader.com “I’m humbled and honored to have been chosen to lead this great school. The Little Green Community is very important to me. I’m excited to continue our hard work and commitment to creating the best educational experiences for all students at Central.”
Women are Breaking That Glass Ceiling
I can’t believe it took 175 years to appoint a female principal at Center High, but I am glad it happened. Girls today have so many role models that teach them they can do anything. Debra Roukey definitely put in the hard work for this position. She had served for 13 years as an assistant principal at West High School and the last 7 years at Central.
Strong Roots Needed for the Decisions Ahead
There is a lot of discussion regarding the proposal to replace Manchester’s three high schools with one new building. That would mean closing Central, West, and Memorial High Schools. The district will be getting ideas from the community with feedback sessions through August and September. I’m sure there will be strong feelings on both sides so it is fantastic that the Goffstown native Debra Roukey will be principal at Central High in this time of great change.