Bradley Strait was named building leader and dean of students at The Learning Community in 2014 and assumed the title of TLC principal in July 2015.
Prior to taking on his administrative role, Strait worked as a special education teacher at B-P in the first, second and third grades since 2004. During that time, he served on the building improvement team, as well as the Morning Program (character education), English Language Arts, and technology committees. He also was a council member and turnkey trainer for the Academy of Peer Learning: United for Peer Success (A-PLUSS) program, a professional development program funded by a state Strengthening Teacher and Leadership Effectiveness (STLE) grant.
Strait says moving into the principal position has allowed him to expand his reach from one classroom to every student in the school, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with every faculty member at The Learning Community. he says that learning from the faculty and problem solving with them to promote positive student performance has been very rewarding.
Strait earned his bachelor’s degree in history and elementary and special education from Hobart College. He received his master’s degree in childhood special education and his administrative certification from the College of Saint Rose.
Strait enjoys snowshoeing, hiking, running, playing golf and swimming, as well as listening to jazz and watching basketball, which he used to coach at B-P. He and his wife, Jamie, a sixth-grade ELA teacher and Odyssey of the Mind coordinator at Queensbury Middle School, live in Ballston Spa with their two cats, Manni and Mozby.