It is with great honor, humbleness and dignity to serve as the proud 10th principal of the illustrious and historic Booker T. Washington High School and the High School for the Engineering Professions. This great institution of learning has enhanced the lives of many young men and women for over 125 years. As principal, I am thankful to be able to work among highly trained teachers and staff who have prepared themselves for another amazing journey in education. It is a rewarding experience to have a strong Booker T. Washington Alumni and campus stakeholders who genuinely supports the advancement of our beloved school and the most precious resource that embodies its architectural framework, the children.
Although this academic year will begin in a virtual platform, I am excited and optimistic on the great things that will happen for our students and school community. As a team, we will collaboratively analyze the social and emotional status of all students while methodically promoting high academic expectations in a positive and respectful learning environment. Hence, fostering a supportive and engaging communication system for staff and student success, is an integral component of a successful school year in a safe and conducive learning environment.
As educators around the world continue to adjust and apply learning in a “new normal” virtual or face-to-face environment. It is my belief that our students will play the biggest role towards success as they respond to changes, reflect and embrace the many lessons this pandemic has taught them and most importantly, recognize their “WHY” as they desire to be more successful in life. This generation of youth have proven to naturally attach and apply themselves to the many facets of technology. Now it is up to us to capture their full attention by empowering their use of technology for higher levels of academic ownership and providing rich academic discourse that will be the catalyst for change in shaping the “new world” we will thrive in.
In closing, may God’s favor continue to bless, protect and provide abundant riches through the value of education for the students of Booker T. Washington High School and the High School for the Engineering Professions that will resound within the walls of our school and in each home throughout our school community for the next 125 years and beyond!
Carlos R Phillips II, Ed.D.
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