To the BIS School Community,
It gives me great pleasure to report to you that Dr. Czajkowski has announced the appointment of Mr. James Anderson as the next Principal of Barnstable Intermediate School. As you know from my letter to you in the January Principal’s Newsletter, I am retiring on June 30th of this year. Mr. Anderson will assume his duties as principal on July 1, 2014.
Mr. Anderson and I have worked closely together as the two consistent building administrators since 2009 when the redistricting plan made this school a grade 6/7 intermediate school. During the past five years, Mr. Anderson and I have collaborated as a team to implement new programs and initiatives to create an academic environment and school climate that enables our students to achieve their highest potential. I have valued Mr. Anderson’s strong administrative skills, deep commitment to high academic standards, and genuine regard for students as he has performed his role of Assistant Principal at BIS.
When Dr. Czajkowski presented Mr. Anderson to the School Committee as her appointment to the leadership role at BIS, he shared that this was his twenty-second year at our school – first as a math teacher and for the past nine years as Assistant Principal. I couldn’t be more confident that BIS will be in great hands under Mr. Anderson’s guidance, with a vision to improving what has worked well for our students combined with a new energy creating the future for BIS. I will do everything possible to support him in a smooth transition over the next few months for the students, parents and teachers of our school community. Please join me in warmly welcoming Mr. Anderson into his new position as the next Principal of BIS.
As I retire from my role as Principal, I am truly grateful to have been a part of shaping our new school. For the past five years here, I have experienced the most amazing learning community alongside the highest caliber teachers and staff who are devoted to children. It has been my privilege to see our children learn and grow into students who inspire belief in our youth as the future. I am so appreciative of the support of families, Dr. Czajkowski, and our School Committee during my tenure of nine years in the Barnstable School District. I will miss all of you who have made my experience in Barnstable such a treasured learning experience!
With sincere thanks,
The Barnstable Intermediate School takes pride in its role as an important bridge for students as they make the transition from elementary education to secondary education on their way to becoming more self-reliant, disciplined, and caring young adults. Students and staff are engaged in challenging, differentiated instruction applying effective effort strategies to reach their maximum individual potential. Students contribute to a positive school climate that promotes a sense of belonging and connection to their school and community. Our success is measured by gains in individual student growth and academic achievement.