Welcome Message from Principal Daruty
Dear Webster Community,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I am filled with excitement and optimism for a wonderful school year. We are thrilled to be back full-time and in-person! After a two very eventful academic school years past, we are ready and poised to work in partnership with our community to provide quality learning experiences for our students. Knowing the impact consecutive community setbacks (Woolsey fires and the current global pandemic) have placed on our students’ traditional education, we remain a resilient community of learners. These experiences have placed a priority on the Social Emotional Learning of our students. While this has always been a part of our curriculum, it is now the center from which we will grow. The 2021-22 school year is starting off as yet another ambiguous year that will likely present some change and challenges as we progress. The Webster teachers, staff, parents and students are prepared for whatever this year may bring. We come to this year with flexibility and experience from our learnings. We will remain open to the new, innovative possibilities any challenge may bring to the philosophy of how we teach and learn at Webster.
Throughout this year I plan to celebrate and honor student achievement; learn from and observe the student-centered, authentic learning experiences that our expert teachers provide; cultivate strong relationships between students, staff, teachers, parents and the community; and foster an environment where students have opportunities to cultivate the global competencies of character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents are excited about learning and feel safe to grow here. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment.
All of us at Webster are eager to begin what promises to be an extraordinary year. I invite you to visit, email, or call if you have any concerns, questions or celebrations you would like to share with me.
Your proud principal,
Ms. Daruty, M. Ed.