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June 25, 2021Hello and Bonjour Bob Edwards School parents / guardians, and students. I am excited and humbled to be coming as the new Principal at Bob Edwards School. I know this is a great school with a rich tradition. I am looking forward to getting to know you, your children and this community better over the coming days, weeks, and months. I have been and educator with the Calgary Board of Education for eighteen years. I completed my undergraduate degrees and Masters degree in Education at the University of Calgary. I had the pleasure of starting my career at Rosedale School moved on to MidSun Junior high carrying thru to being a Learning Leader at Mount Royal Junior High. I turned a different direction later on and became a Learning Leader at Dr. E.P Scarlett High School and had the privilege of being an Acting Assistant Principal. My passion for middle year's education was calling me back and I got the amazing experience of being the Assistant Principal of Ian Bazalgette School and then moving on to my current role as the Assistant Principal of Vincent Massey Junior High. I strongly believe that school should be engaging, fun, challenging and above all a safe place to learn. The middle years of education are important in a student's development. They are learning a lot about themselves, establishing and reinforcing work habits building resiliency that will carry over to further learning, and learning to navigate friendships and other social connections. I have a strong belief that learning a second language broadens one's horizons. Learning both official languages of Canada opens doors to a new and exciting world with rich cultures and creates opportunities for students. I am so looking forward to learning and growing with this learning community. We've all learned during the past months of a global pandemic, hard things are easier to get through when we work together and when we look out for one another. I'll be working hard to earn your trust and I look forward to meeting all of you. J'ai hâte de travailler avec vous tous. Nous allons créer quelque chose de formidable. In the meantime, if you have questions or would just like to reach out and say hello, you can contact me by email email@example.com. Sincerely, Alexandros Fotopoulos New Principal Message June 2021.pdf