Dear A.W. Becker Families,
Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. Whether a new registrant or seasoned part of our Becker family, I am delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community.
It is an honor and privilege to be the principal of A.W. Becker Elementary. As my former elementary school, I take great pride in this school and district. The question often asked of leaders is, “What is your vision for the school?” Mine is short and simple but all encompassing: Every teacher, engaging every child, every day. Education is the foundation for which we build our future and the basis is at the elementary level. I want your child to be immersed in learning, be excited about the challenges presented, make mistakes and grow from them. As we strive to become a school of excellence preparing our students in the 21st Century, our students will develop into risk-takers essential for growth.
We are prepared for another exciting and industrious school year at A.W. Becker. Our dedicated staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, organizing materials and updating student files. Our hard working custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide opportunities, and offer exciting events and programs. Our entire A.W. Becker family is certainly “committed to a caring community”, providing a nurturing and challenging environment focusing on the whole child.
With a new year brings new faces, positive changes, and a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome:
- Rebecca Drischler- Special Education
- Meghan Gallagher- Elementary Music and Chorus
- Erin Harrington- Special Education
- Nicole Kirk- Special Education
- Hope Salomonowicz- Speech Language Pathologist
In addition, we have a few staff members flexing their wings and branching out to other grade levels/positions. We are excited for the following teachers:
- Jennifer Byrnes- Kindergarten
- Krista Fiore- Grade 5
- Tara Stott- Grade 2
- Sheila Moutopolous- Math AIS
- Marisa Tutay- Math AIS/Math & Science Content Curriculum Specialist
I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families once again. Please stop by and say hello. My door is always open! Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children. As parents, you play an integral role in the education of your child. Your regular involvement will help your child(ren) achieve greater success and have a positive outlook on school. I look forward to working with you and your children this year.
All the best for a wonderful school year,
Principal, A.W. Becker Elementary