Dear Evergreen Students, Staff and Families,
My name is Angela McPhee and it is a privilege to be able to introduce myself to the students, staff and families of Evergreen School as your newly appointed Principal starting in the 2021-2022 school year. As we make this important transition, I am aware of the anticipation that accompanies new leadership in any school. I believe that collaborative relationships, built between students, staff and families, are fundamental to student progress, achievement and well-being. I am committed to listening and learning to continue to build a vibrant and inclusive school culture and strong community school program in Evergreen.
A little about me…
Over the past 20 years I have been committed to student-centered leadership, teaching and learning. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a Master’s in Educational Psychology, I gained valuable experience as a teacher in grades 4 through 9 in Kingston, Ontario, Edmonton, and Calgary. Since being with the Calgary Board of Education, I have gained both school-based and system-based leadership experience as a Learning Leader, AISI Learning Leader, Specialist, Assistant Principal at Janet Johnstone and McKenzie Lake Schools and most recently as the Principal of Haysboro School.
At the core of who I am as an educator is the importance of knowing each student - their strengths, passions, interests and areas for growth. Learning happens through relationships. I am your child’s advocate. I will celebrate your child’s successes, small and large, encourage them every day and make them feel known and valued.
Providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment where students are engaged in authentic, relevant learning experiences is another of my core beliefs. When students are able to take risks in their learning, make mistakes and build meaningful connections, they develop the attitudes, skills, knowledge and competencies required for life-long learning, well-being and success.
Education is a shared responsibility and collaborative partnerships with families is essential for students to develop social, emotional and academic competencies, achieve their potential and feel successful. You are an integral part of the Evergreen School Community and I look forward to working with you to continue the rich and meaningful work that is on-going at Evergreen School.
I have with Mr. Wilcox and Ms. Broomfield to facilitate a smooth transition to the Evergreen School Community.
I am excited to partner with the students, staff and families at Evergreen School to continue to build a learning culture that honours the whole-child and fosters curiosity, creativity, collaboration and innovation.
I look forward to learning from and with you and cannot wait to meet you all in the 2021-2022 school year.