July 13, 2017
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers:
Greetings! I hope that your summer is restful and you are using this season to spend quality time with family and friends. It is with great honor that I write this re-introductory letter to you as the newly appointed Head of School of the Barack Obama Green Charter District. I now have a dual role but please note that the new addition to my title will have no impact on my day-to-day commitment to the academic program. I am honored that this community has trusted me to be their voice on a county level. As always, it is my goal to provide leadership that will continue to facilitate a school environment that is academically challenging and promotes the key ideas of the mission that governs our district.
After reflecting on my swift appointment as Principal of BOGCHS in 2015, I realized that I never had the opportunity to provide you with a brief professional background. For the past decade, I have had the honor of serving the families of Plainfield at the middle, high school and even on an athletic level. It is my plan, this academic year, to continue to use the instructional practices that promoted a 20% increase in our PARCC scores.
It is my continuing goal to engage in more conversations to ensure an open line of communication between home and school, because WE must work together to ensure the academic success of our scholars. As a reminder, the first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. I am looking forward to seeing you at Back to School Brunch on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 10am-12pm.
Thank you in advance for making this school year a success!
Your partner in education,
Mrs. Erin Murphy- Richardson
Head of School/ Principal