Dear ILES Blue Wave Students, Parents, and Community,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter as the new principal of Inter-Lakes Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, extremely dedicated staff, and highly supportive parents. I feel extremely fortunate to be part of a school community that is dedicated to collaboratively educating the whole child to meet each learner’s individual needs.
I have been in the field of education for the past 22 years, with 18 years of experience teaching at the elementary and middle school levels in the Gilford and Winnisquam School Districts and four years of administrative experience as both the assistant principal and principal of Winnisquam Regional Middle School. It’s thrilling to work with you as partners in education to provide outstanding educational opportunities and resources for all students to achieve academic excellence in order to reach their highest potential.
Something we can all do as educational stakeholders is build a solid rapport with each other. A collaborative team approach is necessary to create a positive learning environment that empowers all members of the learning community to take risks, develop high expectations, and motivate them to reach their maximum potential. A team approach toward academic and personal growth will ensure students’ success as life-long learners in a global society.
One of the most powerful and essential components of a successful learning atmosphere is building a strong sense of community. Dedicating ourselves to the development of learning opportunities that foster personal and academic growth through strong personal and professional relationships with each other will positively impact the success of all learners. A dedicated and collaborative community approach will enable us to develop strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills that cultivate a supportive learning environment.
This team approach will guide us as we continue to develop a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment in which all members of the school community develop and maintain high standards of academic and behavioral growth, while maintaining personal integrity and recognizing the importance of diverse ideas, values, and cultures.
I look forward to working with you all as we motivate, educate and empower our learners to reach their full potential!
Michael A. Bryant, Principal