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Principal Mott

Michelle Mott
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Dear Parents and Guardians:


            It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to you as the new Principal of Kent Center School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a deep commitment to ensuring all students have successful and meaningful learning experiences. 


As most of you know, I just finished my ninth year as a fourth grade teacher here at Kent Center, and most recently was a co-assistant principal.   I am eager to bring my skills as an educator to this new position, and work hard with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.  Outside of school, I spend my time with my husband and our three children - Jace (5), Derek (3), and Madison (2).  We are looking forward to our trips this summer to Camden, Maine and Cape May, New Jersey.  


Kent Center School has amazing parent and community support.  Along with the teachers and staff, I am committed to building strong relationships with students, parents, and community members.  That being said, you will see me at the front doors, in the hallways, in the classrooms and even in the cafeteria with your students.  I believe that listening and learning alongside the students will show them that I have a genuine investment in their daily experiences at Kent Center.  It is my job to make sure that you and your students feel safe and respected at our school.  In order to maintain a positive and safe learning environment, we will ensure that all students follow Kent Center’s core values of respect, responsibility, and safety.  When students return, they should be prepared to make the “Cougar Promise,” our new school motto that encompasses our core values.  I believe open communication is very important, and I will always encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher, the office staff, or me if you have questions, comments, or concerns.


            This school year we welcome three new teachers to second and fourth grade.  In second grade we welcome Casey Burke.  Ms. Burke graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and was recently a teaching assistant in Avon.  In fourth grade we are happy to have Georgia Kapetanopoulos and Laurabeth Davidson.  As many of you know, Ms. Kapetanopoulos was our math interventionist and is now transitioning to fourth grade.  Ms. Davidson was a long term substitute at KCS two years ago in fourth grade, and recently taught fourth grade in North Canaan.  We are very excited and fortunate to have these three great teachers join our team.


            I will be sending additional emails throughout the summer that will outline changes to our Parent and Student Handbook that I would like parents and students to be familiar with prior to our first day of school, Monday, August 27.  Additionally, a reminder to grades 3-8 parents that we will hold informal parent meetings regarding grading practices on Tuesday, July 24, and Tuesday, August 14 at 4:30 p.m.  Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions or concerns throughout the summer - I  check my email daily and am in the office several times a week.  I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer and I look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school! 


My best,

Michelle Mott