Principal's Page

 Principal Galit Zolkower FY17

August 5, 2019

Hello Highland View Community!

As I write this letter, I am anxiously awaiting the completion of our new front entrance and the upgrade of
our main office. It’s a bit messy now, but will be beautiful when finished.

As we did last year, in place of mailing the parent handbook, you should receive a postcard with the
Highland View website address. All of the information you need to begin the school year will be
available online. If you prefer to have a hard copy, please feel free to pick one up from the main office
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

As always, summer has brought with it several changes. Mrs. Jaclynn Fowle is now the assistant
principal at Candelwood ES. Mrs. Sarah Breslaw is now the media specialist at Northwood High School.
Mrs. Stephanie Ulaky retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Ms. Andrea Clayton has accepted a
pre-Kindergarten position at Georgian Forest Elementary School. Mrs. Hanna Yim (formerly Ms. Kim)
is the new Assistant Principal at Oakview Elementary. Mr. Godinez will be teaching instrumental music
at Burnt Mills ES this year. Mrs. Priya Agarwal has accepted a special education position at College
Gardens ES. Ms. Sandy Rodas is now the Speech Language Pathologist at Belmont ES.

I am delighted to welcome the following new (and returning!) staff members:
Rebecca Irwin Kennedy Assistant Principal
Jillian Wojnar                 Kindergarten
Jessica Thompson          First Grade
Meg Goetz                    Second Grade
Madison Burfeind           Fourth Grade
Melinda Ford                 Instrumental Music
Abeba Gebrehiwot         Parent Community Coordinator
Martha Miranda             Building Service Worker

I am also very excited to welcome returning staff members who will be in new positions:
Meaghen Alexander        First Grade Team Leader
Erin Crabtree                 Second Grade
Kelly Tappis                   Special Education Teacher

Please note: This year back to school night for Kindergarten parents will be held on Thursday, August
29 at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Morales and his team have been working around various construction and repair projects to ensure
that every part of the building is ready for students’ return.

Ms. Irwin Kennedy and I look forward to welcoming families to our annual Sneak Peek on Friday,
August 30 at 2:00 p.m. and to beginning the school year on Tuesday, September 3.

I am confident that the 2019-2020 school year will be a positive and productive one for all of our students
and I cannot wait to begin!

Have a great August.

Galit Zolkower