Dear Washington Families:
It is my distinct honor to be serving my first year as Principal of Washington - a truly remarkable school. Our teachers and support staff are dedicated, caring professionals who take a personal interest in every child and strive to meet their academic and social/emotional needs. As you walk our halls and visit our classrooms, you will find an exceptional environment of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. With 30 languages are spoken at Washington, we truly celebrate that diversity!
Washington also stands out in its commitment to multi-age classrooms: students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades loop with their teacher to the next grade level. That means that on the first day of each school year, our teachers already have great insight into half the class's academic, social, and emotional characteristics, and can use this information to plan for instruction at students’ readiness levels. We also often notice significant gains among students from the lower grade level in each classroom due to teachers’ high expectations and the influence of their older peers who often act as mentors.
We are fortunate to have supportive parents who care about their children’s education and we welcome parent participation at school. Our PTO meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and all families are invited to attend.
At Washington School, we're committed to collaborating with families and community - because we recognize that together we can make a difference in the lives of the children here. We look forward to your support and encourage your participation in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance.
Your Partner in Education,