Welcome to Homesteader School
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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to a new school year at Homesteader. The beginning of a new year is always so exciting! There are new friends, new teachers and new things to learn! There is also a new Principal at Homesteader to meet! I am delighted to have joined the Homesteader team as your new school principal.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am lucky to be part of a school that has such a strong reputation for being a welcoming, inclusive community. This fits well with my own beliefs! I believe that Homesteader should be a place where we learn, work and play together everyday! I believe your child should feel welcomed, cared for and a have a sense of belonging everyday! I believe every student will feel happy and safe while being challenged to do their best. I believe that as a staff, we will work collaboratively to ensure that Homesteader is a place where this will happen!
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. - Anthony J. D’Angelo
To get our year started, we spent some time thinking about the amazing opportunities that already happen at Homesteader: Literacy intervention, leadership opportunities, authentic learning activities and access to technology and supports to enhance learning. Our students are part of a school community where passion, imagination,and striving for our personal best is valued. I am looking forward to learning more on this educational journey . . . come walk with me!
If we would just support each other - that's ninety percent of the problem.
The children and families of Homesteader bring beauty to our school through their diversity. I am looking forward to coming to know your children and your families in the weeks and months ahead. Parents and caregivers place tremendous trust and faith in our school and those who care for their children. Your children will always be at the heart of every decision we make as a staff. You are the best advocate for your child and their success depends on all of us working together! I am always open to conversations about the school or your children. Please feel free to contact me any time!
Yours In Learning,
Andrea Cooper, M.Ed