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Dear Kendall Families,

I am extremely excited and honored to join the Kendall Elementary School family as your new principal.  I look forward to building relationships with all students, staff, family, and community members to provide a safe and enriching learning environment that fosters career and college readiness. 

 As a principal it is my goal to make teaching and learning my primary focus. Everyone knows how day-to-day management tasks and outside distractions can take us away from our desired goals.  As a result, I am participating in a nationally tested and proven professional development process called SAM.  It uses a unique set of tools to help principals focus on activities that are directly connected to improving teaching and learning.

The first step in the SAM process is to determine how I currently spend my time at school.  A data collector will “shadow” me for several days next week taking data every five minutes.  The data collector will not interact with others and will try to be as “invisible” as possible so they do not change what I would normally do. 

The data collector will carry a clipboard with a stopwatch and follow me wherever I go in the school throughout the day. The shadow will not speak or respond to anyone and will try to avoid eye contact so they do not become involved in our interactions. 

After data collection is complete I will receive the results and begin a process designed to increase the time I spend focused on instructional leadership to improve teaching and learning.  You can learn more about the SAM process at www.SamsConnect.com.

Thank you for your support in helping us best meet the needs of your children.  If you have any questions or you would like to introduce yourself, please stop by the office.  Also, I will be hosting a Coffee with the Principal meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 9:00 am.  I look forward to meeting with you and building a partnership to support your child’s educational success.

 

Sincerely,


Megan Silva

Principal

 

 

 




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