Fridley Public Schools is pleased to announce that Kelly McConville has been named the new Principal of Alternative Services. The position oversees the Fridley Moore Lake Area Learning Center, Fridley Preschool and Targeted Services. McConville replaces outgoing principal Dr. Jason Bodey, who will assume a leadership role in the district as the Director of Teaching and Learning.
“Kelly brings years of experience as a school administrator, coupled with extensive knowledge of the Fridley School District,” said Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel. “The skills he has acquired in administrative leadership roles as a dean and principal will be strong assets as he assumes this new role, and will greatly benefit the ALC, Preschool and Targeted Services.”
McConville said he is excited for the opportunity to have a greater impact across the district. “I enjoy working with students of all ages. This positions gets to see our youngest scholars on their first day as they start preschool, and also celebrate our oldest students as they graduate from high school,” he said.
A familiar presence in the district, McConville currently serves as the assistant principal at Fridley High School (FHS), a role that he has held for the past 11 years. He said that FHS has some of the best staff in the state. “I am incredibly proud of the work that has been done at Fridley High School to increase opportunities for students. Our school is a source of pride in the community, and our students are fortunate to take advantage of what this school has to offer,” he said.
At FHS, McConville provides instructional leadership through teacher evaluation, coaching and staff development. He designs and builds the Master Schedule that manages multiple student pathways, and organizes and facilitates all standardized tests, including MCAs and ACTs. McConville supervises the school’s Student Support Center that has four deans, school social worker and psychologist. He also oversees academic planning and interventions focused on assisting and developing individual learning plans for students who are struggling and who may not be on track for graduation. In addition, he has implemented the Green Dot Bystander training for students and staff to prevent bullying.
McConville previously served as administrative assistant/dean at Osseo Senior High School. He also taught social studies at Osseo High School for five years, and served as a wrestling coach where he was awarded Section 5AAA Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2007.
McConville has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Secondary Education, Social Science from the University of Wyoming, and a Masters of Arts in Education and his administrative licensure from Hamline University. He is currently pursuing his superintendent licensure from Hamline University.
McConville will begin his new role as the Principal of Alternative Services on July 1, 2021. Congratulations to Kelly and we wish him the best as he assumes his new school leadership role in the district.