Dear Pollard Families,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Assistant Principal of Pollard Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to support the staff, students, and families. My official start date was on July 1. I have enjoyed exploring the school and getting to know the wonderful staff members at Pollard!
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than eighteen years. I have worked with students ranging in age from Kindergarten through 5th grade in a variety of roles. I have been a kindergarten, first, second and fourth grade classroom teacher. I was an executive board member of the Pelham Teacher Union. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educator and leader to Pollard Elementary School and to work with you as a partner in education.
I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of Pollard this year and in the years to come. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students. Because the relationships between teachers, administrators and families are vital to the success of our students and school, I encourage you to come and visit me at the open house on Wednesday, August 24th! I am beyond excited to meet all of you.