It is with great pride that I introduce myself as the new principal of Gibbs School. My goals as I join
COVID-19 is one of the most significant health crises of the 21st Century and has in its path shined a glaring light to the lack of equity of services in our school systems, the absence of true inclusion, diversity of programs and staffing, etc. Most sadly, COVID-19 has demonstrated that many of our schools are places where our future leaders are not afforded equitable opportunities to function at their highest potential with a sense of belonging, kindness, and purpose.
My desire to join Arlington Public Schools and its stakeholders stemmed from their pre-COVID-19 mission to Ö "empower all students to achieve their maximum potential, and by preparing all students for responsible participation in an ever changing world." Arlington Public Schools,
Together, with the faculty and staff, I will work very hard to continue the work, vision, and mission that my predecessor, Principal DeFrancisco, and the Gibbs community have started. The conditions that COVID-19 has highlighted for the rest of the world, has shown us at Gibbs that we are on the right track regarding how this work should be done. I look forward to continuing to make our vision at the Gibbs School for 6th graders a positive experience as learners and as global citizens to ring true every day, in every classroom, and at every hour of the day for every student.
We get better Together. All of our strengths are needed! Letís do it Together!
Mme Pierre-Maxwell, J.D.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts."