Showing posts from August, 2010

2010-2011 Building Goals for SRHS

As we prepare to embark on a new school year, I'd like to share with all of you my goals for Sanborn Regional High School. It is my hope that these goals will focus our work on making Sanborn one of the top 10% schools in the State. I welcome your feedback: 1. By June 2011, students will demonstrate academic growth as follows: 70% of students in grades 9 and 10 will meet or exceed their target growth rates in reading, math, and language usage as measured by the Spring 2011 NWEA and all students in grade 11 will demonstrate 10% improvement in reading, writing, mathematics, and science on the Grade 11 NECAP. 2. By June 2011, the school will expand upon the use and types of communication tools that provide timely and relevant information to students, parents, and the community on a bi-weekly basis. 3. By June 2011, all staff will make use of assessment and grading practices that measure student learning through the mastery of school-wide and course-based competencies in all courses.

New Administrative Team

In addition to myself, you will see two other new names on the SRHS letterhead this year:

Michael Turmelle joins Sanborn as our new Assistant Principal / Curriculum Director. Prior to Sanborn, Michael spent many years at John Stark Regional High School in Weare, NH. He began as a Social Studies teacher and, over time, worked his way up to Principal, a position he held for the past three years. He is excited about the opportunity to move to the Seacoast area and work for the Sanborn community. For the 2010-2011 school year, Michael will handle all student issues for grades 10 and 11.

Ann Hadwen is not new to Sanborn but she is new to her assignment - assistant principal. Ann has worked for Sanborn for a number of years, both as an 8th grade and 9th grade social studies teacher. Ann will be responsible for all student issues in grade 9.

I will oversee all student issues for grade 12.

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope this page will become an important communication link with the Sanborn community. Please check back often as I hope to provide weekly updates to all of you on the happenings of Sanborn Regional High School. For my first entry, I wanted to share with you a little bit about me. As you know, I took over as Principal on July 1. I tell people I meet that I have two full time jobs - Principal and husband/father of three. My wife and I live in Plaistow with our three little boys: Brady (4), Cameron (2), and Liam (2 months). Since I grew up in Plaistow I feel very connected to the Newton, Fremont, and Kingston communities. I received my undergraduate degrees from Boston University and then spent five years as a high school math teacher in Andover, Massachusetts. During this time I also served on the Timberlane Regional School Board. In 2004 I completed my graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and in 2006, came to Sanborn as t…