Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School #256

3501 Hillsdale Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21207

LaShell T. Brown-Richardson, Managing Principal

Danette Murrill, Assistant Principal


August 19, 2013


Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,


The staff at Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary is very excited to welcome you back and to greet others to our school community for the first time.  Although I only started a few days ago, it is already apparent to me that this is a caring and welcoming environment.  I am looking forward to meeting your child (children) on the first day of school. I feel that my responsibility as the Managing Principal is to ensure that your child receives a quality education within a safe, respectful environment.  I know the staff at Calvin M. Rodwell shares that same focus.  I am a firm believer in the home/school connection. 


I believe that genuine collaboration fosters ownership of a rich school culture. Preparing our students to be responsible citizens and college ready is essential.  Providing authentic learning experiences and opportunities that will challenge our students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers, is the center of our work.  I am honored to have been selected to serve this community in the interim, and will work hard to gain your trust and respect as Calvin M. Rodwell’s Managing Principal. 


Our school’s leadership team has worked hard this summer to help us continue the tradition of excellence and high expectations.  Our priority is to continually improve our ability to meet the needs of all students as we continue to shift our focus on the new Common Core State Standards. The first day of school begins on August 26, 2013 at 7:45 am.  It is expected that all students report to school everyday and on time in their uniforms. 


Our Back to School Night will be September 12, 2013 from 5:00-7:00pm.  I look forward to having an outstanding school year and working closely with you to ensure the continued success of your child here at Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School.

LaShell T. Brown-Richardson
Managing Principal




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