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Toquam Magnet Elementary School
123 Ridgewood Ave.
Stamford, CT 06907
(203) 977-4556

Ms Sibyl Brook
Sandra Ehler
Assistant Principal 
Corine Matarasso
Administrator Intern

 August 5, 2019


Dear Toquam Family,

I am elated to be the new principal of Toquam Magnet Elementary School, where we strive for excellence by cultivating productive habits of mind, body and heart in every student.  I am grateful and humble to be a member of the Toquam family. It is my desire to meet with each of you in the coming weeks either at our early morning coffee hour before school, Open House and/or please feel free to invite me to any community events including but not limited to your church services. 

I have two young adult children and two grandchildren who I spend most of my time with as their personal “Uber” driver taking them to their football and basketball practices.  I come from a family of educators, so early on I knew that I wanted to impact children and families, as well as being a role model for black and brown children to dare them to have dreams and aspirations.  My career started off a bit unusual as a Mathematic and Science Consultant for eight years, traveling throughout the State of Connecticut analyzing data, developing and implementing intervention programs to address areas of deficiencies on the CMT and CAPT.  These eight years afforded me many opportunities as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and Math Director.  

I am passionate and dedicated to teaching and learning. I will work tirelessly with your children to ensure that they are safe, respectful and responsible.  I will be accountable to all stakeholders, as we partner together to address areas of improvement and strengthen what has been a beacon of light for the Toquam family.  We will analyze and make data driven decisions to improve student achievement in order to close the achievement gap.

Once again, I am thankful to have this opportunity to work with a vibrant learning community that continuously improves its effective, innovative and transformational teaching and learning.  We will challenge, inspire, and prepare all students to be productive contributing members of society. I look forward to getting to know you and please stop by to say hello. The building is presently under construction, as they work on the roof and the removal of mold.  I hope to see you at Open House on Thursday, September 19th, please bring a friend, neighbor and/or a family member.  It Takes a Village to Raise a Child!

Warm Regards,

Sibyl Brooks, 
Toquam Magnet Principal