Administration

LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

July 2021

Dear Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School Community,

I would like to take this opportunity to either welcome you to Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School or welcome you back for the start of your child’s 8th grade year. The 2021-2022 school year will  mark my seventh year as the principal and I feel fortunate to be working with such a great community of learners, teachers, and parents/guardians.

As you all know and experienced, the 2020-2021 school year was an especially challenging one for our students as they learned virtually in the midst of a pandemic. For some students, this environment worked for them and they excelled. For others, it was a challenge to stay focused and connected to their learning. We recognize that our students may be feeling anxious about returning to school and being around their classmates and staff. As we plan for this upcoming school year, we will work to reconnect our students to school and the life of a learner.  We will also work on social emotional learning to help students develop skills to navigate through their daily academic and social life.

This year, we are continuing our journey to become more data driven with our instruction and this is even more important this upcoming school year. Students will be regularly assessed, formally or informally, and teachers will use this data to inform their instruction. Over the past few years, our departments developed essential skills based on the Common Core Standards and developed a curriculum map to help guide planning. Core subject teachers will give a common assessment based on the essential skills and will then analyze the data to determine which students need more time for learning the skill(s) or who may need extension activities. In order to do this vital work, our teachers need time to collaborate with their colleagues, which is done during our two late starts on Mondays and Wednesdays.

To begin the school year, your child will participate in a PBIS Kickoff on Monday, August 16th. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and is the foundation of our climate at EPMS. We strive to set the expectations in a positive manner and hold our students accountable. Our Kickoff will teach students our expectations in a fun and interactive way. This will help set a positive tone for the school year and help our student reacclimate to being on a school campus.

I look forward to meeting you and working together as the EPMS community. I hope you will take advantage of opportunities to visit our school and participate in your child’s education. It truly takes a village to educate a child and we are here to support you in any way we can.


Sincerely,

Chandra Victor, Principal

Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School

 

 

ADMINISTRATION STAFF
Administration Title Ext.
Chandra Victor Principal
Josh Harmon
Vice Principal

D'Andre Berry Vice Principal/TIC  
     
Support Staff Title Ext.
Sophia Sebastiani
School Secretary
31800
Jenny Pires Sch. Office Asst II
31805
 
Other Staff
Title Ext.
Julie Moriyama
Site Controller 31810
Monique Penermon
Campus Supervisor

David Neel
Campus Supervisor  
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