Welcome To The Captain William G. Shoemaker Elementary School
February 29, 2016
Dear Shoemaker Parents,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter to introduce myself as the new principal of the Shoemaker Elementary School. I am honored to continue the great work that Mrs. Riley has been doing for 6 years at Shoemaker.
During the few weeks since my appointment, I have been spending time at the school and attending events getting to know the daily routines as well as meeting teachers, students, and parents. It has been very enjoyable and I have been able to see many of the structures that have brought success to the Shoemaker School. I am looking forward to continuing the development of these relationships now that I will be at Shoemaker full-time.
I have worked in the city of Lynn for the last 12 years at a variety of grade levels. I have experience working with students in all elementary grade levels including ELL students and students with disabilities. I taught grades 2, 3, and 4 but regularly worked in all classrooms during my time as Curriculum and Instruction Teacher. During the last 3 years, I served as Program Specialist at Harrington School where I worked with teachers to support their classroom needs as well as the day to day running of the building with the principal.
I look forward to getting to know you and your children better as I support their teachers, and the Shoemaker School as a whole. I truly believe we are all part of the team that will lead to success for your children. I encourage you to stop in or call me to discuss any questions or concerns you may have now, or at any point in the future.
Shoemaker Elementary School
Our Mission Statement
At Shoemaker School we aim to provide a safe environment in which students are able to learn the skills necessary to be successful in Middle and High School as they work toward college and career readiness. In order to develop essential knowledge we believe that it is important to build a foundation of basic academic skills as well as social aptitude, problem solving, creativity, and an appreciation of the arts. We foster the following core values:
- Healthy Work and Play
- Healthy Community
Shoemaker Vision Statement
Updated: 2015-2016 School Year
At Shoemaker School we hold high expectation for the success of all students. We promote the belief that all students can learn, effort counts, and we will not give up on learners.