Annessa Sinclair- Hart - Principal of EMS & ELA
As I begin my fifth year as principal of EMS and ELA, and my 24th year in education, I am excited to see what the future holds. I am so proud to be a part of the Englewood family--my priorities every day are to ensure that your students feel safe and are receiving the best instruction in all their classes. I started my career as a high school English teacher, and continued my professional journey as an instructional coach supporting teachers in their instruction and curriculum, and then moved on to be an assistant principal at EHS before coming to the middle schools. I am humbled by the opportunity to be the principal of our two great middle schools in Englewood, and I look forward to continuing to improve both schools over the course of this next year.
We are working very hard this year to increase academic rigor and engagement through the wonderful systems and routines we've developed in the last few years. We are a community of learners who take pride in education, who are kind and accepting of everyone, and who hold themselves to high standards of integrity, compassion, and work ethic. Our mission guides our work every day: "To support each student in the transition from elementary to high school by cultivating the habits and skills that will ensure their success." In order to do this, I will lead our staff and students by focusing our time and talents on our core values:
Achievement: in our school means…
Community: authentic relationships,
Respect: belief in ourselves and each other,
Engagement: active participation and commitment, and
Work Ethic: Perseverance
As a parent to two wonderful boys--an freshman in college and an 8th grader--I understand the complexity of raising students in this day and age. Please know that I deeply value your commitment to our community and your student's education, and that we are partners in this journey together. Please reach out to me at any time regarding concerns, questions, or ideas. I look forward to celebrating our work together this year--we have a lot of great changes in the works and we are all deeply committed to the greatness of the Englewood community.
Deborah Ormsby- Assistant Principal
Sampson Barrios- Dean of Restorative Practices