Assistant Principal's Welcome
Dear community members,
It is hard to believe that the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year is over. We have had a great school year. I have seen students accomplish great things inside and outside of their classrooms. I loved seeing our students demonstrate kindness, a positive attitude, and living the Bulldog Way as they designed and sold Wage Hope t-shirts, volunteered at a local homeless shelter, and donated items in order to help other people. I enjoyed seeing our students take what they are learning in their science classrooms to the nearby national park, and I continue to see our students working hard and taking learning risks in the classroom.As the assistant principal of Kimpton Middle School, I take pride in our district’s mission to, “empower each learner to be a self-motivated successful citizen in a global society”. I believe that our mission is to help all students to learn the skills that will allow them to grow both inside and outside of the classroom
I remember what it was like being a middle school student and having the uncomfortable feelings and emotions that went along with that. I know that it can be difficult to be a teenager, and I know that school can be a scary, daunting, or challenging place for many. Each day the administrative team and teachers at Kimpton Middle School work to create a positive school culture for each student. As a staff we want students to feel comfortable and to be happy that they are a part of Kimpton. We place a special emphasis on positive peer relationships and praise students for their many positive actions. We celebrate our students by selecting Students of the Month and teachers frequently complete positive student referral forms to be mailed home to share with families the great things that students are doing. I actively travel the school hallways to talk with students in order to invest in their lives because I believe that is important that students feel that they can always talk with me no matter the situation.
I also remember what it was like to feel challenged in school. When I was a middle and high school student, I struggled in math. I believed that no matter how hard I tried that I couldn’t learn math so I hid in the back of the classroom hoping that my teachers would not call on me. In high school, I had a teacher that made me feel comfortable and invited me into her classroom for extra help. I took her up on the offer and I started receiving extra tutoring in math. This teacher unlocked the ability inside of me to learn and practice mathematics and I began to love math! My teacher taught me a lot more than math facts. She inspired me to believe that I could learn and that all teachers were willing to help, support, and encourage me. As a result of this teacher I became a math teacher and eventually an administrator who has the goal of helping all students to learn the same life lessons.
I’m proud to be a part of a staff at Kimpton Middle School where teachers, custodians, administrative assistants and countless others pursue students that don’t feel like they can succeed. The staff at Kimpton Middle School works to motivate, engage, and encourage students to be the best learners and people that they can be. Our teachers create lessons and activities that will push our students to new levels of learning.
At Kimpton Middle School students have opportunities to receive help, to become immersed in technology, learn Spanish and grow inside and outside of the classroom and I am excited to be a part of that journey. I look forward to sharing more with you about the positive climate at Kimpton Middle School. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments at (330) 689-5288 or through e-mail at email@example.com.
It’s a great day to be a Bulldog!