Dear Paul V. Fly Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jason Smith and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the new principal of Paul V. Fly Elementary School. You may know me as the Lead Teacher which I have had the opportunity to serve for the past 4 years. You may also remember me as a former 1st grade teacher, Restorative Practices expert, or after school coordinator. I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of roles in the Norristown Area School District over the past 8 years.
My professional experience prior to coming to the Norristown
Area School District has involved working as a school counselor and an assistant administrator to diverse populations of students including general education, gifted, English Language Learners, and special education students. As I enter my 14th year serving in the educational field I am ecstatic that I have the opportunity to continue to promote a love of learning from this new role as principal.
Along with the amazing Paul V. Fly staff, I will work hard
to continue the high expectations and legacy of success attributed to Paul V. Fly by building solid relationships with students, families, staff, and community partners. We will continue to focus on character education initiatives (SWPBS), building on our use of best practices, creating a safe environment, utilizing data to inform instruction, integrating technology, and creating exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.
There are many emotions that you may be experiencing as you
gear up for the upcoming school year. You may be uncertain of your child's readiness as they continue their educational journey. Our staff will be happy to share expectations and answer any questions to ensure academic success and prepare your child for the fast-paced, demanding rigors of school. Our goal is for every student to reach their developmental potential by building a strong academic foundation.
As a reminder, the first day of school is Tuesday, September
2, 2014. I am excited and looking forward to working with you and your child as principal for the 2014-2015 school year. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
Jason W. Smith
Paul V. Fly Elementary