August 7, 2014
Dear EVCS Community,
I’d like to let you know that I am leaving EVCS for a new position as an Administrative Assistant Superintendent/New Principal Coach with the Department of Education Office of Leadership, and Bradley Goodman has been assigned as Interim Acting Principal. There will be a formal C-30 process scheduled in the fall to hire my replacement. Bradley and I are working closely together to assure a smooth and seamless transition for the school.
I believe in the African Proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and EVCS is that village. This school community is special because everyone contributes in significant ways. The teachers and school staff are dedicated and thoughtful planners of curriculum, special activities and events that enhance the learning experiences for all. EVCS parents are partners in the truest sense with their strong participatory presence at all events, regular visits to classroom shares, and a barrage of contributions that provide yet another tier of support. The children benefit from the efforts of many and that’s what makes this village so very special.
I have enjoyed being a part of this community and this is one of the few opportunities for me to express my gratitude for the place that has been like my second home for nearly ten years. To the children, I will miss you the most!! You have been the sparkle in my eye, the smile on my face, the crack in my voice (lunch and recess) and the happiness that will be with me forever. I have every reason to believe that you will soar and do great things. To the teachers and staff, it’s been an honor to lead such a deeply committed group of educators, passionate and professional in every respect. Thank you and keep up the great work! To Bradley, you have been a good friend and colleague who assisted me in so many ways. Thank you for your positive energy and your contributions that enhanced the program overall. Thank you to the School Leadership Team and the Parent’s Association for your service and goodwill on behalf of the school. Many thanks to the entire parent body for believing in the EVCS team, for sharing your precious children with us, and for your contributions to many memorable experiences at EVCS. Thank you all for this wonderful life experience!
I will miss you dearly, but I believe that you will continue to work together and contribute to the ongoing success of this exceptionally nurturing and special place, this wonderful village, EVCS.