Principal's Page



I am thrilled to serve as the Principal of Danby-Rush Tower Middle School. It is a privilege to be able to lead this building during a time of incredible change and tremendous possibilities for our school district. It is my goal, as we prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century that we strive to work together in a shared determination to inspire students to find their passion and to challenge them to follow their dreams while ensuring they have the skills necessary to achieve those dreams.

The faculty and staff of Danby-Rush Tower Middle School are committed to providing an environment that encourages learning and academic growth. Together we will provide a high level of personalization in every aspect of the students’ middle school experience while providing an unwavering commitment to the development of character and civic responsibility in our young people. We recognize the importance of a blend of academic and co-curricular activities as a means of developing the whole student. 

However, it is only through continued parental and community support that we are able to make a significant difference in the lives of our students. As we strive to take Danby-Rush Tower beyond its current state standing as a school receiving Distinction in Performance to one of national and global recognition, our partnership becomes even more crucial. The Jefferson R-VII community has great trust in our schools and we understand the importance of this trust and vow to work for the best interests of our students and community.

Serving as the principal of Danby-Rush Tower Middle School is a great honor and responsibility. I believe that the foundation of our future accomplishments will be found in the power of our combined efforts and the strength of our commitment. I look forward to working with you all.

Cindy Holdinghausen, Ed.S.
Danby-Rush Tower Principal