Welcome to the 2022-23 school year, and let me begin by expressing how excited I am to join the Craig Williams family as your new principal. I look forward to connecting and working with students, staff, and families, as a team, in supporting our students finding their individual and collective academic, social, and emotional success. I believe education should facilitate opportunities for all of us to thrive as productive citizens in a complex and changing world, and look to the words of Carter G. Woodson as my North Star, "...real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better".
As we work together to create this journey, it is crucial to remember the path is not linear or necessarily easy. But we can do hard things together when we remain mindful of our commitment:
- Providing each student with an appropriate and challenging educational experience
- Maintaining a respectful environment that fosters learning through positive relationships among students, adults and our diverse community
- Hiring and retaining only the best educators and paraprofessionals while investing in their success
- Providing quality education based on high standards, effective practices, continuous improvement, and innovation
Each of us, every person on campus here at Craig Williams, and in your homes, plays an important role in achieving this reality. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to share a concern, question or idea.
Let's stay curious, have fun, and go be great!
Dr. Chatmon, Principal