July 1, 2015
Dear Peaks Island Families,
Recently, I was presented with an exciting opportunity
to advance my career in a direction that will take me away from Peaks Island
Elementary School. I deliberated over this emotional decision for a while. I am
confident though, that accepting this position is the right choice for me, and
for my family.
I feel honored and fortunate to have been given the
opportunity to be part of the Peaks Island community. I want to thank you for sharing
your children with me and for the support you have provided. I have so many
wonderful memories of my experiences with your children; they are truly special
and wonderful people! During my five years here, I have fostered relationships
with many of you as well, and I will always cherish the friendships I’ve made
during my time on this island. I will certainly miss the part of my life I have
devoted to my role at Peaks Island Elementary School.
I take pride in what I have accomplished at P.I.E.S., while
recognizing that I have not operated within a vacuum. I sincerely and openly
share credit with others for the many improvements and initiatives brought to
this school over the past five years. We can now boast of more efficiency in
operations, an updated facility, and rigorous curriculum in language arts,
mathematics and science together with newer materials for teaching our lessons.
As my top priority, I fostered a safe and respectful environment for our
students to take positive risks in their learning processes in order to develop
critical thinking skills necessary for future successes. Furthermore, I have
achieved my goal of expanding their knowledge of (and responsibility for) their
island home. Peaks Island is a special place, and I believe your children will be
its future stewards.
Although it’s hard to say goodbye to the Peaks Island
families, the hardest part is leaving the students. I have developed caring
relationships with them over the years, and will always treasure my memories of
my time here.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks and appreciation as
I enter into a new learning adventure of my own.