It is with great pride and excitement to announce my appointment as the Principal of Lancaster School effective January 29, 2016. I look forward to continue working with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. Along with staff, we will work hard to build a legacy of success at Lancaster by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. We will focus on character education initiatives, fostering a nurturing safe environment for children, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of newly adopted instructional strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.
Throughout the rest of the year, it is my hope that we will continue to work together to provide the students of Lancaster the best possible opportunities in preparing them for secondary education with the skill set necessary to move forward and be able to access and explore experiences in college and career readiness. As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in, call, or email to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this a successful school year.
I leave you with a quote from William Temple to think about over the course of the school year, “The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home.” I am excited and look forward to working with you and your child this school year.
Valencia Carthen , Principal