Sandy Creek Central School District
AnnouncementsDear Sandy Creek School District Families,
It is with great pride that I get to call myself the new Middle School Principal/Director of Special Education at Sandy Creek. While I have big shoes to fill with the retirement of Mrs. Shirley this month and Mrs. Burns in June, I am confident that I can positively continue to lead our District forward. I'm excited to get to know the students, staff and parents of this wonderful learning community.
As I have prepared to begin this journey with you, I have taken time to learn more about The Leader in Me or LEAD initiative at the middle school and elementary school. "The most fundamental assumption of The Leader in Me is that every child is important, every child has gifts" (Covey, 2017). I can't tell you how excited I am to work with our students, staff and parents as we continue to discover our strengths and build upon our untapped potential and talents. My goal is to continue to have our students get involved in as many action team opportunities that Sandy Creek offers. There is always a place for students to find their niche which will allow them to connect and contribute to a positive school climate and culture.
Even though I am coming in mid-year, our students and staff will not skip a beat as we continue to focus on the improvement of our academic and personal goals. As a former high school English teacher, it makes me happy to see that our middle school students are focusing on increased proficiency in reading. One's fluency in reading can have a direct impact on academic success. I would encourage our families to positively support their child's academic and independent reading outside of school to assist with this goal.
As Director of Special Education, I'm thrilled to be working with a District that is world-renowned for supporting inclusionary practices. I will be working closely with Mrs. Burns and the Special Education staff to ensure a seamless transition to the 2019-2020 school year. My goal is to continue the outstanding work our Special Education Department does on a daily basis.
The Sandy Creek Community will find me to be a kind, visible and approachable leader. I encourage parents to call, e-mail, or set-up a conference with any questions or concerns that they might have. I also post daily on Twitter with updates about what's going on in our building. I'll also often retweet information or articles of interest in relation to current educational practices. Occasionally, you'll also find a cute picture of my dogs mixed in there too. I'm beyond thrilled to be the newest member of the Sandy Creek team. Let's go Comets!
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