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Mission Statement

Dear families-

It is with great pride and excitement I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of East Alton Middle School. As the instructional leader of our fine middle school, I enthusiastically embrace the task of preparing our students with the necessary tools to be productive citizens as they write the next chapter of their educational lives moving toward high school, college, and/or the workforce.

I have been an active member of the East Alton School District for the past thirteen years. I spent ten years as a classroom teacher before moving into my instructional coaching position for the past three years. I feel very fortunate to be expanding my role within our school district.

My greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. The educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society.

As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.

Very truly yours,

Kelli Decker
Principal, East Alton Middle School

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