Meet Our New Elementary Assistant Principals

We are fortunate to have added two new Assistant Principals at the elementary level this year.  David Rosenblatt is our new AP at Memorial School and Darryl Doiron has joined the team at Francis Wyman.

Please check out the brief introductions that appeared recently on the Memorial and Francis Wyman school blogs.

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David Rosenblatt is a graduate of UMass-Boston with a Bachelor degree in Political Science and from Lesley University with a Master’s degree in Elementary Education.  In 2015, he completed the Northeast Consortium Leadership Academy through Fitchburg State College. David holds Elementary Education licensure (1-6) and Principal/Assistant Principal licensure (Prek-6 and 5-8).

David has been an elementary school teacher since 2007.  He was a teacher in Melrose for four years and then worked in Malden for the last five years.  David has taught grades 1, 3, 4, and 5.  In addition to being a classroom teacher, David has worked extensively creating and writing Understanding by Design elementary level units and aligning curriculum to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.  He also served as a Humanities curriculum support leader in which he served as a liaison between administrators and staff to maximize instructional achievement.

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Mr. Doiron is our new Assistant Principal at Francis Wyman and he is looking forward to the energy and excitement that comes along with working in an elementary school.  He previously taught in Lowell for several years and has also been an Assistant Principal in Hampstead, NH for the past 2 years.  His teaching and administrative experience, along with his calm demeanor and easy smile, will be a great addition to our talented Francis Wyman team.

9/11 in Burlington

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Even though school is not in session today, we do not want to miss the opportunity to remember those lost on September 11, 2001, especially the four individuals connected with Burlington Public Schools who perished on 9/11. On this day our thoughts are with the family and friends of Thomas McGuinness Jr., Robert Jay Hayes, Coach Jim Trentini and his wife Mary.  The photo on the left is the plaque in the main lobby at Burlington High School that honors these four individuals.

The video below is from Friday morning when the BHS Select Singers, directed by new chorus teacher, Mrs. Julie Weller, sang the National Anthem after a moment of silence on the morning announcements.

We will never forget.

First Day for Students!

Nothing beats the first day of school for the energy that comes into our buildings with the students.  After many years, I still get excited.  The children are happy to see their friends.  The parents are smiling as well for some reason…

This year I had the pleasure of riding with A&F Driver, Kim Marone.  Kim is starting her 24th year driving Burlington students to and from school.  One of the many things we appreciate about working with A&F is the longevity of their drivers. Thank you Kim.

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Some video of the students entering the middle school.  Our principals and teachers make Burlington Schools a great place to be!

Meet our new Choral Director, Julie Weller!

Mrs. Weller would like to invite the BHS community to a Chorus “Meet and Greet” on Tuesday, August 30 from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the BHS Chorus room (see agenda below.)  Come and meet Mrs. Weller, discuss her educational philosophies, talk repertoire, and share your ideas for the success of our program.  Perhaps we will even do a little singing!

 

Feel free to visit Mrs. Weller’s website (julieweller.com) to learn more about her educational philosophies and hear samples of her work.

Chorus Meet and Greet Agenda:

6:00 – 6:30 – Meeting, Greeting, and Refreshments
6:30 – 7:00 – Formal Introductions and Philosophies
7:00 – 7:15 – Sing-a-long
7:15 -8:00 – Open Discussion