Dear Graham Road Families and Community,
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce myself as your proud principal! I have admired Graham Road Elementary from afar for quite some time so I am thrilled to be your new partner as we move onward and upward together! I look forward to learning all about what makes your community special, strong, unique and thriving so I can find ways to support you and continue the work of making Graham Road one of the most desired and fun schools to learn and grow!
I began my education career in DC Public Schools and ultimately came to Fairfax County Public Schools because of the rich professional development the district offers. I value my experience as an early childhood and elementary school teacher because it taught me the power of establishing a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment, strong instruction to meet students’ needs and working in partnerships with families. Those values followed me as I became an assistant principal at nearby Belvedere Elementary and serve as my guide as I support teachers, leverage resources for the school and consider where to prioritize time and resources.
Like you, my goal is to prepare each and every student at Graham Road for the future. I truly believe that the children at Graham Road are our future leaders capable of making our world a happier, safer, more prosperous place for all of us. I will work diligently with staff to ensure students are challenged, supported and exposed to authentic, hands on learning experiences to equip them with the skills and dispositions to succeed in the 21st century.
My goal for the next few weeks is to connect with staff, parents, business partners and students to learn and see up close what makes this school community so special. Please join me so we can connect at the times and locations listed below.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 11:30 to 12:30 at the Graham Road Community Center Summer FEEDS Program
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the Graham Road Elementary Playground for Popsicles with the Principal
As your principal, I am here to serve you and this community. I welcome your feedback and insight so I can continuously improve the experiences of your children, communication and our partnership. I will always make myself available to you, please contact Engy Fanos to schedule an appointment with me or look for me at official Graham Road events. I can also be reached by email at @email.
It is going to be a wonderful season of learning and fun at Graham Road! I am so excited I get to spend it with you!