I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I will be serving as the interim principal of the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year. I am the proud parent of two sons who are graduates of the Bridgewater-Raritan school district and so, I am familiar with the district as a parent and as a professional. I understand the importance of honoring that which needs to be protected and preserved while continuing to seize opportunities for growth. As a classroom teacher, I spent twenty-five years teaching 7th and 8th graders before becoming an administrator. I recently retired as the superintendent from the Livingston Public Schools system, and while I have enjoyed my experiences as a teacher, advisor, coach, principal and superintendent, I am very excited to be back in a building with students and teachers.
I understand the importance of developing relationships with students and parents and will make every effort to minimize any disruption for your child and you during this period. While my title includes the word interim, I promise that I will work as your principal and strive to continue the excellence that is the reputation of the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and to provide your child with the same experience I would want for my own child.
I know that the middle school years are exciting and filled with new experiences that can be challenging. The amount of change and increased autonomy that our children face during middle school can be confusing and it is important to provide consistency and confidence as they continue to mature. I will spend my time getting to know the students and to provide any support they may need to reach their full potential. I will work tirelessly on the initiatives of the school and the district during my time with you to earn the trust that has been placed in me.
We will be scheduling a meet and greet early in September so that we can begin our time together working in the best interest of our children. Wishing you and your family a wonderful summer.
“Every child deserves a champion-an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”