The purpose of this post is to let you know that on
November 26th, I will be taking a position as Policy Coordinator for
the Calgary Board of Education. I will continue to be principal of Ernest
Morrow School until then. As we wait for an announcement of the
new principal of Ernest Morrow School, you can rest assured our students will
continue to be cared for and the school looked after by Mr. Moses, the
Assistant Principal, and the rest of our staff.
I first want to say thank you for the privilege of serving your
child. It has been my pleasure to be at Ernest Morrow getting to know our
students. They are funny, serious, and challenging while still demonstrating
that they have been raised with those really strong values of kindness and
respect. These are amazing kids who have continued to rise to the challenges we
present them and show us that they are highly able. Some of my favourite
conversations were discussions initiated by the students around school
finances, the need to study Black history, and the need to create a visually
appealing place for students to learn. Ernest Morrow will have a special place
in my heart.
I want to thank our School Council who continue to work towards
supporting the school in creating a strong learning environment for students.
It has been an honour to work with the teachers at Ernest Morrow.
We began a journey in March of 2017 to create Morrow, a place in which students
feel safe and know they are going to get a quality learning experience. There
have been many changes and the teachers are an amazing group who consistently
demonstrate their commitment to our students. The teachers at Ernest Morrow are
happiest when they get to talk about their students and ways to make learning
more engaging and relevant. Your child is in good hands.
Finally, I want to thank you, the parents. It always takes time to
build relationships in a new building, but you have been welcoming and have
shown a willingness to work together in supporting your child. Many of you have
shared wisdom and insights with us as a team. Parents, students and staff will
be provided with the opportunity to respond to a survey around principal
selection. Please look for that survey next week.
I am grateful for the trust you place in myself and the team at
Ernest Morrow. I wish you and your
family much health and success in the future. We never say goodbye, but
Farewell for Now Friend. My deepest respect to all of you.