Welcome to Abbott School! We are excited by the opportunity to share with you the exemplary work students, staff and parents are engaged in across our school and community. Abbott School has a strong reputation for fostering students’ strengths, finding opportunities for students to be leaders in their school and community and creating an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere. We have a committed, passionate and caring staff, a stimulating learning environment and a welcoming family atmosphere.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to a new school year at Abbott. The beginning of a new year is always so exciting! There are new friends, new teachers and new things to learn! There is also a new Principal at Abbott School to meet! I am delighted to have joined the Abbott team as your new school principal. My name is Andrea Cooper and I have been an educator for 30+ years. I see my role as supporting staff, and families to ensure that every child can be successful.
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am grateful to be part of a school that has such a strong reputation for being a welcoming, inclusive community. This fits well with my own beliefs! I believe that Abbott should be a place where we learn, work and play together everyday! I believe your child should feel welcomed, cared for and have a sense of belonging everyday! I believe every student will feel happy and safe while being challenged to do their best. I believe that as a staff, we will work collaboratively to ensure that Abbott is a place where this will happen!
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." - Anthony J. D’Angelo
The children and families of Abbott bring beauty to our school through their diversity. Our students are part of a school community where passion, imagination,and striving for our personal best is valued. I am looking forward to learning more about you and your children in the weeks and months ahead. Parents and caregivers place tremendous trust and confidence in our school, and your children will always be at the heart of every decision we make as a staff. You are the best advocate for your child and their success depends on all of us working together! I am always open to conversations about the school or your children. Please feel free to contact me by calling the school office or come find me before or after school!
"If we would just support each other - that's ninety percent of the problem." -Edward Gardner
Yours In Learning,
Andrea Cooper, M.Ed