Dear MES Families,
We will soon be welcoming all of you back for the 2016-2017 school year at Milton Elementary School. The long days of the summer season will soon give way to the falling leaves of autumn, and I won’t even mention our cold New England winters. The change in seasons is inevitable and we must embrace it. I never claimed to be Walt Whitman…I’m sure you see where I’m going with this. This year Milton Elementary will see changes in administration.
I have been an educator for 30 years, with over half of those years in school administration. I have spent the summer getting to know about Milton Elementary School and the community of Milton and Milton Mills. I’ve asked many questions and driven around the area a great deal. My initial assessment is that you have a great town, rich with history and charm. Also, you have an elementary school with a great staff committed to do what’s best for children and support and encourage their colleagues. I am truly excited to be the new principal of Milton Elementary School.
It has been a busy summer preparing for the start of school. This included hiring a new assistant principal. The selection committee, which consisted of staff, parents, administration and school board, interviewed many great candidates. I am pleased to announce that our new Assistant Principal will be Kristine Hikel. Mrs. Hikel comes to us from the Alton school district where she spent 19 years as a physical education teacher. It was clear that she was recognized many times for her leadership skills and was a leader among her peers.
The teaching staff has two new members as well. Our new third grade teachers are Hannah Bongiovanni and Courtney Stevens.
I look forward to meeting and working with the entire Milton Community. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603)652-4539. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you on the first day of school, August 31.