I closed the 2016-2017 school year with a Jaguar Tracks article where I referred to key pillars of the D’Evelyn Program Founding Document. As I embark on this new year in the role of principal, I will start just where I left off in May.
The David S. D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School Program Philosophy Statement states, “[The D’Evelyn Program] is based on the belief that all students, not just an elite group, should be held to rigorous academic and behavioral standards, and that all students can achieve in a challenging environment.” The document goes on to say, “A mastery of the skills and knowledge acquired through the study of the basic academic subjects is the foundation for all subsequent learning, regardless of the student’s future pursuits.”
These opening remarks of the Program Document inform and inspire me. I hope that they do the same for all members of our D’Evelyn community. In my time as D’Evelyn principal, it is my commitment to ensure that these promises set forth by the D’Evelyn Founders are delivered in practice not only today, but for many years to come.
I am honored and humbled in filling the interim principal position, as the responsibility for maintaining the great vision outlined in the Founding Document is immense. Nonetheless, I feel uniquely qualified to fill the position.
Since November 2003, I have filled an array of roles and positions at D’Evelyn, including the following:
Please join us for two important upcoming school community events, where you can learn more not only about the school, but also about my vision and goals for ensuring that D’Evelyn continues to offer a rich, liberal arts 7-12 academic program with high expectations for all students.
Thank you for your strong, continued support of the D’Evelyn program as we begin the 2017-2018 school year.