Dear Parents and Guardians,
Throughout my career, I have embraced opportunities to explore new settings and new challenges. It is what brought me to Evergreen three years ago, and it is what takes me to a new setting for September 2021. The middle school concept has been of interest to me, and the right opportunities do not always coincide with personal timelines. So, it is with mixed emotions that I announce my acceptance of the principal position at Samuel W. Shaw Middle School.
Evergreen is a very difficult school to leave. It is an amazing community to have been involved with and it has been an honour to be the principal of Evergreen for the past three years. We are blessed with a talented, progressive, unified, and caring staff. They are engaged, supportive, creative, encouraging and have greatly enhanced my ability to perform my responsibilities. I wish to thank them for their daily commitment to student success in their classrooms.
To the parents of Evergreen School, I wish to express my gratitude for entrusting me with a role in your child’s learning. Your commitment to supporting this learning community is evident with your investment of time, energy and resources. You are an integral part of the learning that occurs at Evergreen, and I thank you for your support in providing meaningful experiences for our students through School Council, Parent Association, fundraising, volunteering, residencies, field trips and celebrations of learning.
Finally, to the students of Evergreen, your enthusiasm for learning and for life has been a constant source of encouragement for me. It has been a joy to observe and connect with you in your classrooms, in the hallways, in the lunchrooms or outside on the school grounds. You are a kind, innovative and courageous group that made every day unique and special. The masks you wore each day could not stifle or contain your passion for learning and your compassion for one another.
In the coming days the position of principal at Evergreen will be posted and the CBE Area 6 office would like you to provide input for the hiring of this individual. The survey link was sent directly to you and you can find it on our main webpage under the banner.
I will work closely with the individual that is fortunate enough to be selected following the interview process.