Dear Middle School Parents and Guardians,
As many of you are aware, Mr. Dell will be leaving the middle school to be Interim Principal at Buffalo Elementary. In his absence, I am excited to announce that I will taking over as Interim Middle School Principal effective immediately.
During my time as Interim Principal, I will use my 12 years of experience as a learning support/math teacher to help foster a learning environment where all students will develop skills to excel academically, socially, and emotionally. We will continue to set high expectations for students, teachers, and staff in all areas to improve student achievement. In order to do this, we will collaborate with all stakeholders so that we, as a district, can reach these high expectations.
The Middle School staff will continue to develop a holistic approach to improve student achievement. With that being said, the teachers and staff will continue to use research based instructional strategies to improve student achievement. For the 2nd consecutive year, we will be implementing a social-emotional curriculum that generates a positive learning environment in the school system. Teachers and staff will continue to have open communication with families on how students are progressing in and out of the classroom. The middle school staff will continue to collect and analyze data through assessments and observations administered in the classroom.
As a football and track coach in the district, I’ve learned the value of supporting children through athletics and extra-curricular activities. I highly encourage your children to be connected to events that occur outside of our classrooms. Freeport Area Middle School will continue to provide a wide variety of sports, clubs, and extra-curricular activities so students can make these connections with their fellow classmates, coaches, and members of the community.
During the fall parent-teacher conferences, I will make myself available so that you may ask any questions that you may have. I will continue to advocate for an open line of communication between myself and your family. Let’s continue to make Freeport Area Middle School one of the best schools in Western Pennsylvania, as well as, one of the best in the state!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or by phone at 724-295-9020 ext 2104. Thank you.