Dear Albert Harris Elementary School Students, Families, and Community Members,
Welcome to Albert Harris Elementary School Home of the Wildcats! It is with great honor and excitement to have the opportunity to serve as Principal of AHES. My passion for educating and supporting all students' success has been shaped over many years serving Martinsville City Public School System: as an elementary teacher, a business and computer technology teacher, and assistant principal. Serving in each capacity has strengthened my resolve to ensure every student's success by providing the best instructional practices and supports for learning.
Due to our national pandemic, instruction will look different this year, however, the commitment to educating our students remain the same. Whether through virtual, hybrid, or face-to-face instruction, our faculty and staff will continue the best instructional strategies. Instructional methodologies will include teaching aligned curriculum, providing computerized instruction (Unified Classroom and Clever), utilizing Haggerty and West Virginia Phonemic Awareness programs, applying AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) strategies, and using gradual released math manipulative lessons.
As the demands and complexities of the COVID-19 crisis increases, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their potential. I believe that both the school and the community must collaborate as an extended family to ensure all students' success. Furthermore, it’s everyone's responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.
Again, welcome to Albert Harris Elementary School and our beautiful learning community, a place alive with a lot of energy, enthusiasm, and high standards of excellence! I am anxiously anticipating our students returning safely to school! Let's have an AWESOME, new school year as we work and learn together through this pandemic!
Albert Harris Elementary School
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