Meet the Principals
Noah Webster Schools-Mesa
Jessica Friedermann has been employed by Noah Webster Schools for 14 years. With a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University, Ms. Friedermann has been a Regular Education Classroom Teacher, a Special Education Self-Contained Classroom and Resource Teacher, the 504 Site Coordinator and the Director of Special Education. She also has her Elementary Education Teaching Certificate with a K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement and a Special Education Cross-Categorical Teaching Certificate with the Structured English Immersion K-12 Endorsement, in addition to her Principal Certification. Ms. Friedermann has also previously been the Child Study Team Coordinator, been on the Academic Improvement Team, and is a Crisis Prevention Institute Certified Instructor. All three of her sons attended and graduated from Noah Webster. Ms. Friedermann is excited to meet you and looking forward to a great year with your children!
Noah Webster Schools-Pima
Robert Rodenbaugh is new to Noah Webster Schools, but he is bringing an educational background as both an administrator and teacher. He has held administrative positions in both NJ and AZ for a combined 16 years; prior to his first administrative position, he was a teacher in NJ for 12 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Montclair University and his Master’s degree in Urban Education, Administration and Supervision from New Jersey City University. Mr. Rodenbaugh’s certificates include K-12 Social Studies, Psychology, Special Education (Teacher of the Handicapped (NJ) & Mild to Moderate Certificate (AZ)), and has his K-12 Principal Certification with the Structured English Immersion K-12 Endorsement. A unique strength to Mr. Rodenbaugh is his experience implementing a variety of curricular and instructional methodologies such as general, special, therapeutic, alternative, agile, direct, blended, and digital. Mr. Rodenbaugh has three children, his youngest in high school, and is looking forward to the youthful excitement that comes with the PK-6th grade population.
Noah Webster Schools
Tara Bittinger has been with Noah Webster Schools for 18 years. In that time, Ms. Bittinger has been a classroom teacher, lead teacher, mentor teacher, and mentor lead. With a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, Ms. Bittinger is looking forward to having a great year as the Assistant Principal at both the Mesa and Pima Campuses. Ms. Bittinger enjoys time at the beach as much as possible, as well as watching movies (especially comedies). Her son, who is now 18 attended Noah Webster from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Ms. Bittinger enjoys working with and getting to know students and families at both of our amazing campuses.
Thank you to the staff at Noah Webster for making my child feel so comfortable. Starting school mid-year is never easy but he has really come out of his shell this year.
An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher: "I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn't the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten."
I am very impressed with my daughter's improvement with all her academics and challenges of different schoolwork. I've seen an enormous difference in her and it has inspired her to love school. Thank you!