Dear Crocker Vikings,
I am delighted to begin my first year as principal of William H. Crocker Middle School. This year, while my first at Crocker, marks my twentieth year in educational administration. School site leadership brings me great joy, and I am delighted to have joined the Crocker community.
As an educator and administrator it is my privilege to lead, collaborate, innovate and build solid relationships with all stakeholders. Through positive and constructive leadership, I strive to empower each member of our community to effectively support all students. I invite you to join our staff as we celebrate this year's theme Know My Name, Face and Story; structuring our focus and instruction on each student's academic and social emotional strengths and growth.
We have several new additions to Crocker. We've begun the implementation of two new standards based curricula in History/Social Studies and Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS. We are also pleased to open our new maker space generously funded by 2018-2019 HSF Fund-a-Need donations.
As a district we are focussed on innovation, instructional leadership, and multi tiered-systems of support. To support this work as principal, I am focusing on building relationships with all stakeholders; students, staff, parents and the Hillsborough community. I have been enjoying meeting and collaborating with staff at our most recent professional learning day, in department planning sessions, and during one-to-one chats.
I've mastered the names of our staff members and I'm diligently learning the names of your children. Our students have been very patient and cordial introducing themselves to me, sharing their unique interests, and welcoming me to Crocker. I've also had the pleasure to meet with new families to Crocker, our wonderful Crocker Parent Group board and volunteers, as well as HSF chairs, and lunchtime volunteers. I look forward to meeting many more families at our networking meetings and future events.
Maria Brady, Principal