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 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.
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.”
On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better.
I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems.
We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom!
Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.
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 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!
Our son was in Kindergarten this year and he loved it and loved the teacher & assistant teacher. He learned so much through the school year. I am very pleased to have started him at this school. To end this great school year with such a fun water day he so much enjoyed and talked about the whole day.
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.
Our daughter absolutely loves that she gets to use a laptop in class. We’re amazed at how quickly she is learning.
My son attends Noah Webster and loves school. He’s always so excited when he gets home and ready to share what he’s learned each day.