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Message From Principal
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, cognitively, physically, and socially and with dignity. It is my will as a principal to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by creating an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements, I believe, are conducive to establishing such an environment; first and foremost the teacher acting as a guide, secondly, allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and thirdly, promoting respect for all things and all people.
It is universally accepted fact that each and every child has the potentiality to bring something unique and special to the world. The school should help children to develop their potential believing them as capable individuals and assist children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I have a vision of a world where people learn to respect, accept and embrace the differences among themselves, as the core of what makes life so fascinating.
Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. Our role as a teacher should be to give children the tools with which they can cultivate their own gardens of knowledge. To accomplish this goal, teachers should teach the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful. I would like to incorporate themes, integrated units, projects, group work, individual work, and hands-on learning in order to make children active learners. The school, I believe, should interlink learning into the world community to help children become caring and active members of society.
Helping students to develop a true love and respect for themselves, others and their environment occurs through an open sharing of ideas and a judicious approach to discipline. When the voice of each student is heard, an environment evolves where students feel free to express their feelings among themselves. Class meetings are one way to encourage such dialogue. Children, I suppose, have greater respect for their teachers, their peers, and the lessons presented when they feel safe and sure of what is expected of them. In setting fair and consistent rules initially and stating the importance of every activity, students are shown respect for their presence and time. In turn they learn to respect themselves, others, and their environment.