Jeff Wilson hired as Earle Brown Elementary STEAM principal
June 4, 2019 – Jeff Wilson, previously the interim principal at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM (EBE), was hired as the principal of the building for the 2019-2020 school year. Wilson was named the interim principal in December 2018 following the retirement of principal Randy Koch. Prior to the that, Wilson was an assistant principal at EBE since August 2018. Click here to learn more about principal Wilson. The decision to hire Wilson was based on his performance as interim principal and to provide stability in the leadership team.
“During my first nine months at Earle Brown, there isn't a day that has gone by that I don't appreciate the work everyone is doing,” Wilson said. “I love our kids and I have enjoyed building relationships with our staff in the short time I have been here.”
Wilson said some of his favorite memories so far have been the day-to-day interactions with students and families. Whether it’s lunch in his office with students eager to get to know him or during drop-off in the mornings with families, Wilson said building relationships has been his top priority.
Throughout the summer, Wilson will be focused on planning the logistics of the upcoming construction work at the building. Construction will start immediately after school ends and continue through August 2020. Click here to learn more about the construction projects. One change families will notice is the drop-off and pick-up procedures. More information about these changes will be shared this summer.
The other item Wilson and the EBE lead team will work on this summer is how to improve student achievement.
“As a staff, we all recognize that our student achievement needs to improve,” Wilson said. “I have no doubt that our staff will be ready to roll up their sleeves, dig into the data and research best practices on teaching and learning. We have a dedicated staff that work tirelessly for our students.”
Next school year, Wilson and other leaders will focus on meeting students’ academic and social/emotional needs.
“We must provide the support systems for every child so they can attain the confidence to believe that they can achieve anything,” Wilson said. “Every child has strengths and we need to showcase their talents and help overcome their obstacles to success.”
Because of the school’s commitment to the community schools model, Wilson said it will also be important to continue growing partnerships between staff and families. Looking to the future, Wilson is hopeful a new chapter for EBE students is on the horizon.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us but I am grateful for the support, patience and guidance that staff and families have shown our new administrative team and teachers this year,” Wilson said. “I am confident that we will be a success story. I am asking everyone to contribute to these chapters of success by moving forward and making our school community a place where every student is known and valued.”