It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the principal of Winton Woods Primary North. I possess over seventeen years of educational experience, starting my career as a Spanish teacher at Winton Woods High School and then moving into a guidance counselor role. For five years, I was part of the Academy of Global Studies implementation team, while also working one year as an assistant principal. I am currently entering my fourth year as the Principal of Primary North. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to your child’s school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
As a learning community we focus first and foremost on literacy development and training our students to become better readers and writers, as we know that being a strong reader opens many doors in professional and academic arenas. Students will also have a dedicated time to work on math competencies each and every day, will receive instruction in science and social studies, and will participate in positive character development lessons taught daily throughout the year. In addition to these core content areas, we are going to prepare our students for the 21st century global marketplace as we emphasize the development of 21st century essential skills: cultural competence, collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem solving. I am excited about all of the learning opportunities our scholars will have during the upcoming school year.
Winton Woods Primary North is a school that implements the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) system. Our goal is to help each child develop self-discipline. Together, the home, school and community share the responsibility for developing good citizens. Parents, teachers, and students must work together to maintain a safe and productive learning environment. The PBIS program is based on our philosophy of recognizing the positive contributions and behaviors of students. PBIS also means that teachers, administrators, and support staff take responsibility to teach positive behavior expectations so students know exactly what is expected of them. At Winton Woods Primary North, we are respectful, responsible and trustworthy.
Finally, children are our country’s most important resource, and the future of our community and nation depends on them. Educating our scholars is my first priority. I believe all children can learn, and that each child has a great purpose in life. It is my pleasure to join you, and our community, as we continue the journey of educating our young people.
In service to our community,