Falcons on the Rise!



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Falcons on the Rise!

Dear Fort Worthington Elementary Middle School Community,  

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, as the new principal of Fort Worthington Elementary Middle School. My passion for education and supporting the success of children and adults has been shaped over the past 10 years as an elementary/middle school educator and assistant principal in Baltimore City Public Schools.  In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each scholar, staff member, family, and community stakeholder by developing the conditions conducive to learning, exploration, and high expectations.  During my history in Baltimore City Schools, I have collaborated to create the conditions to ensure our scholars are physically and intellectually safe, and have access to high quality technology, arts, and sciences. As a member of the Fort Worthington School community, I look forward to setting clear expectations for how we can live in unity and partnership in our new 21st Century School Building.  

Thank you for welcoming me in to the Fort Worthington Elementary Middle School family. As the new principal, I am sure there is plenty for me to learn!  I look forward to engaging in collaboration and cultivating our scholars’ potential.  In alignment with the vision of college, career and beyond, readiness; our theme for this school year is:  Falcons on the Rise! According to Science Magazine, the vision of a falcon is 2.6 times that of a human being; that’s pretty sharp! As we look toward the future with keen vision, as Falcons naturally do, we will work side by side to create conditions that manifest top notch scholar outcomes.  We will break all barriers, exceed expectations and unearth the infinite potential that resides within every one of our scholars.  It gives me great pleasure to support you as we create the experience of a lifetime for our scholars! 

At Fort Worthington Elementary Middle Schoolwe believe it is important for families, community members and school to work together in supporting scholar success. We value family and community partnering for all scholars and want them to know the importance of our collaboration in support of their growth.  I have learned that Fort Worthington has a long history of greatness and an incredible legacy. Please rest assured that my goal will be to facilitate the process of upholding and exceeding the reputation of our school as being the school of choice for the Berea community and beyond. I am looking forward to many great accomplishments as I work alongside teachers, parents, students, other administrators, and our community members to create a foundation of success for the future of our community.  

I want to thank DrPresswood for welcoming and supporting me through this transition.  I also look forward to meeting with and building strong relationships with each of you.  I maintain an open door policy, as it is my pleasure to serve each member of our school community to the best of my abilities.  

I am hosting a Chat and Chew with the Principal on the following dates:

August 8th 12pm to 2pm

August 10th 12 pm to 4 pm

Please check our website frequently for updates and mark the following dates on your calendars: 

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony-August 23, 2017, 10:30 AM. Please join us as we open the doors of our 21st Century School Building.   
  • Sneak-a-Peek at your Seat and Back to School BBQ-Friday, September 1, 2017, 3:00 PM. Please join us to celebrate our return to the community! Students will also have the opportunity to visit their classroom and meet their teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.     
  • Back to School for Teachers and Para-professionals-Tuesday, August 29, 2017  
  • Back to School for Scholars-Tuesday, September 5, 2017 
  • Back to School Night-Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:30 PM 



See you at The Fort, 

Monique N.  Debi