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    August, 2018

     Dear Parents and Guardians,
    I am excited to serve as the new principal of Claremont Middle/High School!  As a lifelong learner and an educator, I hold a strong belief that educators should contribute to facilitating successful outcomes for all students.  I believe in utilizing education as a vehicle to inspire and promote achievement for all students as they strive to become global citizens. Though I am new to the Claremont community, I am not new to education or to the Baltimore City Schools community. I started my teaching career in the Philadelphia Public School system, but since 2012, I have served as a Special Education Liaison for Network 4, and in my most appointment, I served for 4 years as an Assistant Principal at Patterson High School.

    I am an advocate for quality education, and for opportunities for all students to excel and have feasible career and independent living options. Teaching is not just what I do, it is who I am. Helping our students achieve at their highest potential is my goal. I believe that education is the key that opens the door to endless possibilities and it is our responsibility as educators, to make sure every student has a key to success. Students deserve our best effort. I want to assure you that every decision I make will be in the best interest of our students.

    As we move on as a community, we will continue to focus on our school’s new mission and vision. It will serve as the anchor for how we work to support our students.

    Claremont New Vision Statement

    We are committed to preparing students academically, socially and emotionally to become independent adults, living and working in the community.

    Claremont New Mission Statement

    To involve all stakeholders in providing a quality education program that recognizes each student as an individual, while preparing them to become independent adults, living and working within the community.

    Please join me on 8/2 for a new student orientation from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet me and some members of the Claremont 307 family before the start of school. Our Back to School Night will be held on 9/18 from 4:30-6:30pm. We hope you can join us.

    If you have any concerns, suggestions or ideas to help support our collaboration, please contact me at tmedwards@bcps.k12.md.us, or on 410-545-3380.

     I look forward to meeting you soon.
    Respectfully,
    Theodosia Edwards, Ed.D
    Principal