August 27, 2018
Dear Farragut Families,
As a student, I loved the beginning of the school year. There were so many things to look forward to – a new teacher, new classroom and new things to learn! As I grew older, I kept the same excitement about new beginnings. I always felt that beginnings created space for change and inspiration. New beginnings, however, can also be scary, intimidating, and stressful. What helps you get through new beginnings, positive or negative?
What has comforted me during times of change, transitions or new beginnings are the supportive people in my life. Their support came in different forms – friends smiling at me, teachers giving me encouragement, or a parent giving me one of the best hugs. When I feel supported, I feel secure in change, transition and new beginnings. I feel inspired to do my best, be confident and grow.
Students often look to us, during their new beginnings. The kindergartner on their very first day of school, the student who didn’t have the best summer, or those students who simply want a warm smile and a big high-five on the first day. It is so exciting that as Farragut Foxes on a child’s education team, we are part of so many new beginnings for our students. Let’s make it a positive one.
A new school year is a new beginning for all of us. With your child, look back and appreciate the experiences you’ve had this summer. Take a look at the dreams and goals for the new school year and together we will work to accomplish them. Don’t be discouraged if something goes wrong on the first day, first week, or first month. Every single day is an opportunity for you to start anew – a 24-hour reset button, another chance to move closer to your goals.
As I start my second year, I am inspired and looking forward to what lies ahead for Farragut. With our new TK classroom, year two of Makerspace, ongoing campus improvements, and advancements in educational technology, we have a big year of teaching and learning ahead! Last, I am excited for what this school year will bring with increased professional opportunities, collaboration with stakeholders and positive growth for students in all areas. I am grateful to be the principal of Farragut at this time of growth, influence and possibility.
On behalf of all our Farragut staff, I welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! Go foxes!!!