A Message from Principal Chabola
Dear Lin Howe Community,
Welcome Back Lin Howe Sea Dragons!!!
As we begin the 2021-2022 school year I understand that many of us are nervous, scared, and excited about the upcoming year. This year, more than any other year, we will focus on building relationships with those that we may have lost touch with, those that are new to our community, and to those that we may not have reached out to before. We will be welcoming our new students, new families, new staff, and old staff in new positions. The building of relationships will need to happen in the classroom, across a grade level, across our site, across our staff, and extend to our families and community.
At the district level we will be welcoming a new superintendent, a new Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a new Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, and a new Director of K-12 Curriculum. At our site we are welcoming 5 new teachers, a new Assistant Principal, a Multi- Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) leader, the return of our full time Teacher Learning Partner (TLP), and an additional intervention teacher.
I challenge myself, our support team, our staff, and each one of you to reach out to make new, refreshed, and renewed relationships with all our students, staff, and family members. I would also like to challenge each of you to reach out to someone that you may have lost connection with or haven’t connected with before. It will be together that we are able to move forward and grow our Lin Howe community.
As a staff and school community we will continue our journey in creating spaces that are equitable and celebrate diversity and inclusion. We will continue our family education series and our staff development sessions. This summer I continued on my journey by attending a week- long conference on “Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools”. I read a few books and articles including “Achieving Equity and Excellence”, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) articles on the use of clip charts in classrooms, and “What Great Principals do Differently”. I look forward to sharing with you my increased awareness and my personal reflections from those experiences as I hope that you will feel open to share with me any of your personal and or professional discoveries from the summer.
Though as we have seen globally there has been a presence of COVID variants, we will continue to work together to make sure that we are diligent with keeping ourselves and our students safe. As we work together for our students, staff, and families, let’s take a moment to acknowledge that over the past 18 months, that globally, we as a larger school community have been through a lot; however, we are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive learning environment for our students.
As your proud Principal, I hope that you know that as we begin this year,
I continue to:
Believe in you
Be here for all of you
My commitment to all of you is to continue working meaningfully each day for our students, staff, and families for our beloved Lin Howe Community. Looking forward to a great year!
WE are Lin Howe!!