August 10, 2016
Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, staff, and friends of Royalston Community School,
It is with great pleasure that I have been allowed to become a member of the RCS learning community. My goal is to be able to continue in the tradition of welcoming, enthusiastic principals who put children and families first in the school community.
As a teacher and principal, I believe in an active, hands-on, inquiry based education that challenges each child to want to learn as much as possible. I believe that a strong foundation in content skills of reading and math, allows students to have more capacity to learn, to make mistakes, and to persevere with challenging problems and projects. I believe that school should be a place that students, parents, and staff want to go to spend important hours of the day. I believe that students should be active learners who love the arts and physical challenges. And, most importantly, schools should be fun places to learn.
I am beginning my 11th year as a school administrator. 8 of those years, I have been an elementary school principal. The first two years, I was the Dean of Academic Affairs at Quabbin Regional Middle School. While I have taught all major content areas, my primary background is in reading and writing instruction. And, as a classroom teacher, I taught for 16 years in primarily fourth, fifth, and sixth grade.
I am the mother of three soldiers in the United States Army. My sons and daughter-in-law have completed 13 deployments and I am looking forward to keeping them on American soil for a while! I have 6 grandchildren and two elderly Jack Russells with whom I share a house, camper, and garden.
I love to camp, garden, draw, paint, cook and go to Patriots’ Games. But, most of all, I love my job as a teacher and principal. My door is always open and I try to help with any problems to the best of my ability. Please drop by to say, “Hello.” Best wishes for a great school year in 2016-2017!