Welcome Letter

August 2019

Dear parents and students:

Welcome! I’m very excited to begin my fourth year at Strawberry Hill, and my ninth year as a Principal in the district.  Each school year I take time to reflect on our accomplishments and our hopes and dreams. I am very proud of the dynamic school community that we are building.  Our teachers have been immersed in the IB curriculum -- integrating inquiry based practices and a student centered approach. Similarly, our PTO has been central in establishing enrichment programs, field trips, social events and school fund-raisers. Together, we have set up an operational structure where our teachers and parents have a voice in our school initiatives. 

My hope and dream is for our school to continue to grow as an IB school and embrace its tenets in everything we do.  As educators, I want us to continually improve our practice and strive to be transformational leaders. By transformational leader, I mean challenging the status quo, questioning the purpose of something already in place, and determining better outcomes for students.  Transformational leaders have equity and access on the forefront of decision-making. These leaders are continually looking to grow the organization and the individual.  

As we embark on this journey, I would also like to welcome our newest educators joining our team. They come with a rich experience that will benefit our students and school culture. 

Jessica Wolfgruber  - Gr.2 TeacherCaroline Sarlo - Gr.2 TeacherAnthony Grimaldi - Gr. 3 Teacher
Allyson Jaeger - Gr.4 TeacherHelene Anglaret - SRBI Teacher Jessica Keating -Gr.K Special Ed

Please refer to our website to find the necessary information to start your year. With your support we are ready to continue the work ahead in building a dynamic, strong, school community!

Thank you

Frank's Signature

Frank Rodriguez