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  • My name is Tasneem Muhammad and it is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new Principal of Stephen Foster Elementary School.  I hope that as you receive this message, you are enjoying a wonderful and much needed summer vacation, and join me in looking forward to a wonderful school year ahead!  I am extremely proud and honored to join the Foster school community and the BUSD family, which has already given me such a warm welcome!  

    This upcoming school year will mark my 16th year as an educator and my 8th year as a public school administrator.  As an educator and elementary school parent myself,  I have a strong belief that all students have the capacity to achieve at high levels when they are a part of an educational community that values their unique gifts and talents, makes them feel safe to be their authentic selves, and where they feel a sense of belonging.  

    As your new Principal, I am dedicated to ensuring that Foster students and staff have a safe and welcoming environment where they can thrive, and where families feel connected to our school community.  My ultimate goal as a school leader is to always do what’s in the best interest of kids and to encourage and help students reach their full potential.  I look forward to building positive relationships with all Foster students, staff and families and will continue to provide learning experiences that support students' academic and social-emotional needs.

    I am excited to observe, listen, learn, and understand what makes the Foster community thrive, and look forward to collaborating with each of you to support our sense of community here at Foster Elementary.

    Go Bolts! 

    Tasneem Muhammad