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.
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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.
I've made so many memories this year and I will always remember them. The best memory I have is just coming to Noah Webster Schools; knowing that I really enjoy going to school and not complaining about it in the morning. We had a lot of field trips and they were all amazing! This is the best school I’ve ever been too! I've learned so much more than at any other school. The students here are all friends; there isn’t anyone who doesn’t feel welcomed. Everyone is nice to each other and treats each other the same. No one is different. The teachers are amazing and I just have to say “Thank You” to my teacher as she’s helped me out a lot and I know she will keep doing so. This year was amazing and I will never forget it!
I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we appreciate Noah Webster School. Our daughter is in Miss Tice's Kindergarten class and talk about one amazing teacher! I never could have expected to have such a warm, energetic and compassionate teacher for our daughter. She puts so much energy and time into each day of learning, and my daughter literally cries if she is sick and cannot go to school. We look forward to our school adventure with Noah Webster. You all are a blessing to our family.
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!