Welcome to Elementary
Dear Elementary School Parents/Students:
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am looking forward to working with you to guide our students through another year full of adventure and learning. I am blessed to continue working with the amazing and committed Elementary School staff at Lincoln International Academy. Together we will ensure continuous learning and growth for our number one priority: our children/students.
My philosophy of teaching is that every student can learn and accomplish whatever they set their minds to. As former U.S. first lady, Claudia Alta Taylor (Lady Bird Johnson) said: ¨Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them¨. As teachers our duty is to foster and encourage the love for learning. As principal, is to guide and support our teachers to engage, support and challenge each student encouraging them to excel.
I agree with Aristotle who said: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. Our Mission at Lincoln is to educate the student as a whole by providing multiple opportunities to reach their maximum intellectual capacity and guiding them to become honorable citizens. As we continue to provide Academic Excellence in the Catholic Tradition by Learning from one another, providing Service to those in need and Leading in order to Succeed.
This school year we will continue to enhance our programs through workshops, enhanced supervision, professional development and other learning opportunities for our staff, students and parents to continue offering the positive and secure environment at LIA.
Furthermore, LIA will continue implementing the Second Step Program, which focuses on teaching strategies to solve problems, enhance social skills and develop emotional intelligence in every child.
And as Pope Francis said: ¨The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. And this occurs through a rich path made up of many ingredients. This is why there are so many subjects — because development is the results of different elements that act together and stimulate intelligence, knowledge, the emotions, the body, and so on.”
For more information on the 2019-2020 school activities and important dates, please refer to the official school calendar on the school website.
Greetings and Blessings,
Elementary School Principal