Dear School of St. Mary Family and Friends,
It is an honor and a privilege to write this letter and introduce myself as the new Principal at the School of St. Mary. This school enjoys a rich history of faith formation, academic excellence and leadership development that is a direct result of a shared partnership between the school, staff, parents and parish. I am truly excited and blessed to be leading this school and look forward to working with you as we continue the tradition of excellence that is the School of St. Mary.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than thirty years. During this time, my experience includes teaching middle and high school social studies and physical education, being a middle school/high school athletic director, a varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball coach, as well as an elementary Catholic school principal at two different Parishes for ten years. Most recently, I served as principal at Catholic Central High School in Burlington, WI. I am married to my wife of 31 years, Beth, and we have two sons in their twenties, Kevin and Kurt. My wife and I live in Wisconsin along with our Black Labrador Retriever Jackson.
I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers, so one of my main goals will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher here at the SOSM. I will do my very best to ensure that each child is challenged, nurtured and provided with a safe and stimulating learning experience. I will be reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our students are prepared post-secondary success and for 21st century careers. All of this will be accomplished in a faith-filled environment as we prepare our future leaders.
To our existing families, I look forward to welcoming you back to a new chapter in the lives of your children – one in which we trust that they will continue to grow in knowledge, leadership, family and in Christ. Welcome to all of our new families who will be joining us when the upcoming school year begins. I eagerly anticipate working with you, as together, we support your children on their life-journey at our school.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting and working together with you, our students and staff as we look toward a successful school year!
Have a great rest of the summer!