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Dear ISS Students and Families,
As the Secondary School Principal, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of the ISS students and families for the new school year! I am looking forward to an exciting year and to continuing the tradition of excellence in academics, service, and activities established here at ISS. Alongside the Director, Mr. Brown, and the Elementary Principal, Ms. Lantz, we are building upon the foundation of a world-class education across all grades, in which all students develop social and intellectual skills that will prepare them for success in a competitive global economy. It is my vision that students who attend ISS stand out from their peers in the greater community because of their academic background, critical and creative thinking skills, and passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
Throughout the school year I will be working closely with the Administration team and Board to have an outstanding school year. There are several new teachers in the Secondary school, each of whom bring substantial experience and professional background to their specific areas of instruction. We are offering various new classes in the upper grades, including Forensic Science, Journalism, Advanced Placement (AP) English Language AP and AP Spanish Language to complement our existing AP classes. Across every grade, we as a staff will foster the vision of the school in all that we do: to deliver the academic excellence the world requires, and the social consciousness the world needs.
Many traditions at ISS have remained intact for this school year, though you will continue to see improvements in instructional practices that reflect cutting-edge, research-proven educational trends. The premise upon which we base any decision to make change is the pursuit of what is best for the children attending our school, and I am pleased to work with the Director, families, staff, and students of ISS in moving our school toward unprecedented levels of achievement, growth, and collaboration in implementing our efforts.
I appreciate an open line of communication and complete transparency with all members of the school community, and am happy to be reached via phone or email at my contact information listed below.
Have a wonderful year!
Ms. Lindsay Prendergast
(809) 571 3271