Dear Parents and Friends:
One of the joys I have experienced has been being the Principal of Florida Pitt Waller for nine years. Florida Pitt Waller enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents who provide a diversity of experiences for the students. During my first weeks of the new school year, I have indeed found this close working relationship and have focused upon building positive relationships for our community. I am truly honored to be principal and I am looking forward to working with our dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Before coming to Florida Pitt Waller, I served as principal of Phillips Elementary for five years and prior to working at Phillips, I was the assistant principal at John F. Kennedy High School for four years. I started my teaching career at George Washington High School and also worked as a professor at the University of Phoenix. Throughout my 22 years of working in Denver Public Schools, what I find comparable is the child-centered approach to education that characterizes our school and district commitment to focusing on student achievement and always putting “Students First”. Parents and staff who collaboratively work together each day for the students is the exemplary quality that still attracts me to Florida Pitt Waller. I am very excited to be a part of the Florida Pitt Waller family and to closely work with everyone to make our school even better.
My greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. The educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society.
Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Florida Pitt Waller, I am confident we can make our school an even a better place for our students to learn and grow.
Charles M. Babb