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Mr. Tim Vincent
Dear Parents & Guardians,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of George H. Flamson Middle School. I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead a school community that has a rich history of academics, student enrichment, parent involvement, and tradition! I have been dedicated to students and families nearly 25 years as a teacher, coach and school site administrator for all K-12 grade levels. Prior to becoming Principal at Flamson, I was the Director of the Grizzly Youth Academy in San Luis Obispo.
Flamson Middle School was fortunate to have had Dr. Gene Miller as Principal for the past 10 years. I look forward to continuing the progress Dr. Miller achieved while finding opportunities for continued success through collaborative efforts with all of our stakeholders. Along with our teachers, support staff, and parent leaders, I will dedicate my time to continue our legacy of success by sustaining and building upon our rich culture and climate, while adding a human element to everything we do. My educational philosophy is simple: Do what is in the best interest of the student.
We will focus on school wide social emotional initiatives, best practices in teaching and learning, the use of data to drive instruction, and provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner. By doing so, we can continue to increase student academic achievement and experiences that are challenging, relevant, and help students build relationships while making real-world connections. We are steadily reaching the end of our summer break and a lot is happening to get our school ready for the new year. I’d like to take a moment to bring some of those things to your attention.
Our custodians, staff and district support have been working hard to get our grounds and classrooms ready for the new school year. In addition to preparing classrooms and facilities, we are renovating the lighting system in the gymnasium and removing the overhead cover from the 400-series of classrooms. The overhead cover was deemed structurally unsound and will be removed prior to students arriving on campus. The construction of a 10-classroom building will also be occurring on the north end of campus with a tentative completion date in December. Those classrooms will initially be utilized by elementary school programs occupying the temporary school site before transitioning to Flamson Middle School use in approximately five years.
The hardest working person on the Flamson Middle School campus is undoubtedly our custodian, Mr. Joe Pritchett. I ask that families emphasize to their students the importance of keeping the campus clean throughout the year.
We will continue all of our community outreach events such as Lunch with Your Kid while also providing opportunities for families to meet with me in forum settings on a regular basis. We’ll be scheduling regular Coffee with the Principal type events in the near future so that we have an opportunity to hear from one another in order to provide the best educational setting for our students. I also look forward to working alongside our PTA, which is transitioning to a PTO, as well as the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and School Site Council (SSC).
As many families begin Back to School clothes shopping, I ask that they keep in mind the PRJUSD’s dress code. It serves as a foundation for student discipline and safety on all campuses and can be found at https://www.pasoschools.org/domain/36.
Providing students with a safe and effective learning environment is of utmost importance to all of us. Consistency in the enforcement of school rules throughout the school year will be a hallmark on our campus. Of all of the messages I’ve received from the community and staff members since coming on board, this one has been the most prominent and widely emphasized. Towards the end of the school year we will bring together a committee of students, staff and community members to review existing school site policies and ensure they are supporting the learning environment prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year.
This year, we are pleased to welcome new and returning members to our Flamson community. We would like to give a warm welcome to:
Audra Carr, Assistant Principal
David Hong, Math
Susan Kelson, English
Katelyn Knupper, Physical Education
Sara Lomanto, Science
Alex Lorenz, Physical Education
Krysti Neer, Special Education
Janelle Sailer, Math and Science
Gabriel Soto, Opportunity Program
Eric Young, Special Education
Our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Carr, and myself will be available to meet with all parents and guardians prior to the 6th Grade Orientation from 4:30-5:30 on August 8 in the Multipurpose Room. We’ll also have our new Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) president Nathan Williams there to discuss ways you can get involved in school activities.
As your school community leader, it is important to me that everyone involved feels connected, welcomed, and excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and caring environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at George H. Flamson Middle School meet their goals, build relationships, feel connected, and have a successful school year!
Let’s all have a memorable year!
George H. Flamson Middle School