WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR 

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you back to another year of school, as unconventional as it may seem.  Over the summer many changes have taken place in our building to prepare for a new “normal”, and to offer a safe and healthy environment for our learners from PK3 through Grade 5.  One of the other changes is to announce that I will be solely the Elementary Principal this year. Sadly I am saying goodbye to middle school as they become part of Secondary School.  

For those new to NOVA International School, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have over 25 years of experience in education with 15 of those years involved in international schools.  I have been in almost every role you can think of in a school setting, except for custodial/maintenance. Yes, I even drove a school bus at one time while living and working in the State of Michigan in the United States.  

Our goal at NOVA is to provide all students with a rich learning environment and my vision as your principal is to always put children first. My belief is that all children can learn and it is up to us to give them that opportunity.  As educators, it is our responsibility to discover how each student learns best and to strive to differentiate our instruction in order to address the many varied learning styles in the classroom. My hope is to open a sense of wonder and  instill a love of learning in each child in order to send them off to become stewards of our world. I want each child to come to school every day excited and ready to learn knowing they are in a positive, safe, caring, and fun environment to do so.  

School success depends on the trust, collaboration, and partnerships we build within our school community. It truly does take a village!  It is my belief that education is a joint venture between home and school in order to support children in meeting their learning goals; as well as, supporting their social/emotional needs throughout their development.  With home and school working together as a team, our children will grow to be lifelong learners, and problem solvers, who we hope will impact our future in positive ways through their actions and their voice. I am looking forward to a great and productive year and I hope you will join me on this amazing journey together at NOVA

Together in education,

Ms. Stacy J. Sherman

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