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March 17, 2021 Farewell to Silver Springs School Families

Dear Silver Springs Families, 

I am writing to let you know I have accepted the position of Principal at Langevin School and will be leaving Silver Springs School. My last day at Silver Springs School will be Friday, March 26, 2021. While I will miss so many things about our school, I am excited to take on a new challenge as a learner and a leader.    

We have amazing children who bring gifts, talents, joy, and curiosity to school each day.  They understand the need for continuous improvement and demonstrate genuine empathy and care for one another. They have incredible potential and are just beginning to make their mark on the world.  I will miss each one of them and seeing the next steps in their journey. 

 Parents and guardians of Silver Springs School care deeply about education.  Over the last 4 years, no one has ever stepped back from a call to action. Whether it was reading with their child, helping their child solve a problem, or being their child's champion for learning, our families show up.  Never have I seen so many enthusiastic volunteers, so many parents involved in their child's success, or a parent group so engaged in the work of the School Council.  

 Thank you to our School Council for their tireless work. Your dedication has enriched all our lives and has supported learning, laughing, a sense of belonging, and the spirit of generosity.

 I have loved working with this incredible staff and applaud the way they leap into action. They go the distance in modeling teamwork, creativity, and a love of learning. Our entire staff routinely share “little wins" celebrating student growth! It is an absolute delight to hear staff engaged in rich professional conversations about promoting positive relationships and best practices. 

 In this COVID year, our staff has overcome challenges never imagined.  I am so proud of the way in which they have changed the way they work and remained vigilant to help keep our community safe. What a mighty team! 

 Our Assistant Principal, Mr. Vanderbeek, and our leadership team will continue the work we have planned. My position will be posted on Wednesday, March 17, 202.  This link will take you to the New Principal Survey where you can provide input on my successor.  The survey is open until Wednesday, March 24, 2021.  Once a new principal has been selected, you will be notified.  

 Thank you for welcoming me warmly, and for always being open to new ideas and ways of working.  I am leaving with beautiful memories and a very full heart.  My time at Silver Springs has truly been the highlight of my career.  

I will miss you and wish you all the best in the future.  


Nancy L. Gillott


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