Greetings! I am very excited to serve as your principal at our amazing school! Even with the challenges of remote learning and delayed in-personal learning, I am excited for the 2020-2021 school year and I look forward to seeing all of our students again either in person or in your virtual classroom! We will continue to reach high levels of student growth! To do this, your continued help, leadership and support will be needed! We thoroughly appreciate the partnership between our school, our fabulous parents & community. Thank you for all you do to make Waller an amazing place for students and helping us navigate this unprecedented time! We appreciate each and every one of you!
During the 2020-2021 school year, I look forward to a continued, explicit focus on the work we do with our students, socially and emotionally. We will continue to emphasize mindfulness and Random Acts of Kindness curriculum/celebrations, as well as our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) systems.
Our school is participating in the Capturing Kid’s Hearts Program and we are all loving the commonality of language and practice throughout the building in regards to building and maintaining relationships with our kids!
Our school continues to value the opportunities we have to consistently connect with our community. Some of our events include our annual Father-Son luncheon, annual Father-Daughter dance, Principal’s Snack and Chats, Principal’s Parent Focus Group, Elementary and Middle School awards ceremonies, Core Value Celebrations, Cinco de Mayo performance and celebration, Black History Month performance and celebration, Multi-Cultural Fair, FPW Carnival, Middle School Debates, Thanksgiving Dinner Give-Aways, our middle school visit to Washington, DC, Drama performances, Musicals, Talent Shows, and so much more! Even though we may not be able to celebrate these things in person this year we are thinking of ways to bring our community together like our Drive up Ice Cream Social, Virtual Back to School night, and others that will come along the way. Check back on our website or other social media outlets for updates on upcoming events like this or classroom celebrations!
This year even though it is unconventional, we will continue to also focus on our Mission and Vision –
Florida Pitt Waller ECE-8 empowers students to compete in any of our nation’s top high schools, colleges, and the world beyond.
As a diverse community of scholars, Florida Pitt Waller will build a strong school culture with continuity of instruction from ECE to 8th grade and a commitment to achievement.
Our 2 Drivers at FPW are:
We explicitly define our culture.
We consistently live our culture.
We hold each other accountable for maintaining our culture.
Plan – We plan with a strong understanding of Common Core Standards.
Implement – We implement highly engaging educational experiences.
Reflect – We reflect and adjust our instruction by making data informed decisions.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot allow visitors in the building to visits classrooms nor volunteer, however, please know you are have a valuable place in our FPW family!
I am looking forward to another amazing school year in service to our students, parents and community.
Best to you all,