As we enter this unprecedented and historical time in education, I feel fortunate to be the Principal of Highland High School and part of the Black Horse Pike School District. We truly have amazing students, faculty, and staff members who make Highland a very special place.
Emphasis this school year is focused on the health and safety of all who enter Highland. We aim to educate the whole child focused on instructional practice and social-emotional learning. Our teachers are developing new ways to teach and meet the needs of our students in this new virtual world. It is our goal to ensure that every individual student has his/her individual needs met to be successful. We want our students to feel connected to their community and want to make a difference in society.
As we all know, the 2020-2021 school year will look different with a combination of in-person learning, virtual instruction, and guided independent learning. I encourage all students to advocate for themselves and discover new ways to learn. It is also necessary to increase responsibility and take advantage of all opportunities available to them. We will look to have as many extra-curricular activities as possible and find alternative ways to get students involved in the Highland community.
I encourage students to dream big and set goals to help them meet those dreams. The Highland administration, faculty, and staff are here to support, encourage, and positively impact every individual student in guiding them on their journey. I look forward to seeing what unfolds in Tartan Country.