I am thrilled to introduce myself as the principal of the new school being built in Auburn Bay Community, Bayside School. It is a great honour to work with you to build a new school community. I believe that collaborative relationships between students, staff, and families are at the heart of student achievement and well-being. I am committed to working with you to create a vibrant and inclusive school culture and strong community school program in Auburn Bay.
I have worked for the Calgary Board of Education for 25 years in various roles as an educator and instructional leader. Opening a new school is not a new experience for me, having opened Chaparral School as a teacher and Evergreen School as the Assistant Principal. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I have had in my career, and I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this amazing work in Auburn Bay.
Since March 7 I have been dedicated to the work of opening Bayside School. In the months leading up to our opening, I am doing many things to prepare. Some of the work includes meeting parents and students, hiring staff, determining the organization of the school and preparing the school budget for the 2022-23 school year.
Bayside School is expected to open in September and will offer regular programming to students in Kindergarten - Grade 4 for the 2022-23 school year. In 2023-24, we will expand to offer Grade 5. I am excited to work with parents, students and staff to build a new school community that reflects the unique qualities of Auburn Bay and is a supportive and positive place for your children to learn.
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I am looking forward to partnering with the students, staff and families of Auburn Bay to build a learning culture that honours each student and fosters curiosity, innovation, and collaboration. We have exciting times ahead!