Dear Friends of Elizabeth Haddon School,
It is my honor and a pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 – 2024 school year!
I am incredibly proud to serve as the Principal of this amazing learning community for the tenth year and continue to support our community’s students and families. Prior to my principalship at Haddon, I taught 4th grade here for five years and served as the district’s curriculum coordinator for one year. I hold two master’s degrees, one in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania and one in educational leadership from Temple University. I hold a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dickinson College.
On behalf of the entire faculty, we’re very excited for a new school year, which will be filled with much learning, fun, hard work, and excitement. Often people ask me, “What happens at school in the summer?” Over the summer, new teachers and educational assistants were hired, many schedules were created for the upcoming year, cleaning was done, bathrooms were renovated, and new students were welcomed. Teachers spent time setting up their rooms just right for our students to arrive on the first day of school. While we prepare for the upcoming year over the summer school isn’t quite the same without the hallways and classrooms filled with our students! We look forward to welcoming students back and hearing the “buzz” of learning happening as I visit classrooms at the start of the year.
A new year signifies a special time when students develop an excitement for learning, make new friendships, see old friends, develop close relationships with new teachers, learn a lot of new information, pursue new interests, and challenge themselves in new ways. We hope that your child continues to develop both their social and academic skills this school year as they continue their journey through our special school. I’m proud to work alongside our dedicated faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to individualize instruction for students. Our greatest pleasure comes from watching our students grow, develop, and succeed.
Our goals for the year include a strong focus on staff culture, student and faculty belonging, and student engagement. We encourage you to explore our school’s website to learn more. Strong relationships between school leadership, teachers, families, and the community are essential to the success of all students in the classroom and beyond. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.