September 2, 2014
Dear Parents and Students of Gold Bar School,
I am extremely honored and excited to be joining the Gold Bar family as your new principal. Gold Bar School has a strong reputation as a learning community where all students are cared for and where exemplary learning opportunities are provided. I will work to continue to foster growth and success for all students in preparation for junior high school and beyond, and to provide a high quality learning environment that is welcoming to all students, parents, caregivers and community members.
Through my experiences as a teacher and administrator with Edmonton Public Schools, I am committed to ensuring your children are provided with the highest quality learning environment where they are safe to take learning risks, and where they will have opportunities which make them confident and empowered learners ready for what lies ahead.
Gold Bar School’s philosophy states: At Gold Bar School, personal excellence is the standard. We believe that teaching and learning are the most important activities that take place in our school, accomplished through a partnership with student, staff, parent and community. We believe each child is unique and valued for his strengths, interests and needs, each child can experience success as a learner, each child needs a safe and secure environment in which to learn, and that learning truly is a life long process. We are committed to a problem solving approach to learning, and to maximizing student engagement while increasing student ownership for their learning. We believe in setting the highest expectations for all staff, students and community members to be responsible citizens, respectful of individuals and their differences.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with your children, and you!
Your partner in learning,
Gold Bar School