I have been very pleased with how this year has started off! Despite all the changes (which I know are challenging to adjust to), our students, teachers, and community are showing how supportive and determined they are to succeed and achieve at high levels. All of the changes have been made with Parent, Teacher, and Student input and have been student-centered. I want our students to be safe and secure at all times, but particularly while they are in our care. Thank you, to everyone, for being supportive of a new principal who you barely know. Please know that I only have your children’s best interest in mind. I know our faculty and staff feel the same way too! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. Also, please feel free to come in after school and talk with teachers (provided they are available). If they are not, you can set an appointment to meet with them. We welcome and encourage this! Last of all, we are excited to have you at SEP conferences (which are parent/teacher conferences for those who may be new to our district). Please go to the online scheduler to sign up for an appointment with your student’s teachers. Instructions are given on our website in the “School Happenings” section below the Mission Statement. I will continue to work hard while I am here at William Penn. If you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns, please let me know. I would love to visit with you as I have with many of you already. Let’s keep moving forward! Next focus, Better Communication with Community! and Optimizing Professional Learning Communities with teachers. Have a great weekend!