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Cougars gain new Assistant Principal

Josef Klapper Mr. Josef Klapper began teaching for Fairfield-Suisun in 2012 at Armijo High School (AHS). Since beginning his FSUSD career at AHS, Mr. Klapper has become the Social Science Department Chairperson, as well as the Senior Class Advisor. Mr. Klapper is a motivating, and engaging educator with experience in instructional leadership, community engagement, and professional development. His passion for student and staff success shines bright through him on a daily basis. 

Mr. Klapper disclosed in his interview process that his favorite part of being an educator is being able to develop strong relationships with students and staff, to encourage academic excellence, and to empower students to thrive in an ever-changing world, as is Crystal’s mission. He stated that all students have individual learning styles, interests, and abilities which must be promoted and highlighted. Mr. Klapper mentioned that he had experience with instruction differentiation and modification for both English Language Learner students and students with learning disabilities, to ensure all students receive the same opportunity to succeed. 

Former teacher of Armijo High School, now serving as Assistant Principal of Armijo High School, Mr. Brad Burzynski spoke of Mr. Klapper’s strengths and assets:

“I have been a teacher for the past 14 years at Armijo High School and, in my opinion; Joe Klapper has been one of the best colleagues of mine so far. As activities director, I interact with the majority of our students at one time or another. In those interactions, I always hear Joe’s name referred to when kids talk about their most influential and favorite teacher. He has a love and passion for education that extend beyond the daily bell schedule and classroom. He will bring great leadership and teamwork to any site that is fortunate enough to have him.”

Mr. Klapper received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Colorado. He received his Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Preliminary Administrative Services in 2018 from Touro University. Mr. Klapper holds a Clear California Teaching Credential in Social Science and Biological Science.

We are excited that Mr. Josef Klapper is becoming an administrator! We have no doubt that he will do amazing things in his new administrative role. The Fairfield-Suisun Management Association is proud to recommend Mr. Josef Klapper for the position of Assistant Principal at Crystal Middle School. 

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