As we continue to struggle through the 2020-2021 school year, I want to say I am very proud of our community, students, and staff. These are uncertain times, which we have battled. There continues to be questions and concerns about what the future will look like both far and near; whether we return to in-person or remote learning, our students and staff will continue to persevere. All we can do at this point is to take it one day at a time. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a great community and staff. Even though I have been in education for more than 23 years, this year has been the first of its kind.
Parents and caregivers, you are facing new pressures that we have never experienced before – the struggling economy, job uncertainty, child-care concerns, and the responsibilities of keeping your family healthy and safe. Our staff is also juggling many of the same concerns, both professionally and personally. They have many questions about work expectations and how to support their students when face-to-face classroom instruction is not possible. Individually, they are worried, like you, about their health and well-being and that of their loved ones. Many are parents of students, and many have parents and relatives, themselves, who may be vulnerable in this pandemic.
Along with the teachers and staff of North Elementary, we continue to strive for the success established in previous years by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will come out of this stronger than when we began. We will continue to work hard for our “Little Owls.”
As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors – our staff, students, and families - are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.
I look forward to continuing to work with you as a team to help each student at Mt. Healthy North Elementary meet their goals, feel safe, and have a successful school career!