July 28, 2016
Dear Falcon Families,
I am excited to be joining the GALES Falcon Team this coming school year. I feel privileged to be a part of the Galena community and I am very appreciative of the outpouring of support that I have received from families and civic organizations since my arrival earlier this month. Galena Elementary School is very fortunate to have the strong support of its community partners. I want to continue to foster this close working relationship in the school year ahead.
Although I have worked in the Kent County Public School system for some time, I thought it would be helpful if I shared some personal information about myself. I was born and raised in Kent County and I currently live in Worton with my husband. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Washington College, my graduate degree from Wilmington University and continued my education at Salisbury University. I have worked in both elementary and middle school settings as a classroom teacher, a Reading Specialist, Teacher Specialist, Academic Coach and Intervention Specialist. Last year I served as the Interim Principal at Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School. I strongly believe that all students can succeed and with teamwork we can make a positive difference in the lives of children.
I am pleased to inform you that Cindy Moore is also joining the Falcon Team this year as the School Secretary. Cindy and I have worked together at HHGES. I am confident that you will truly appreciate her positive spirit and welcoming attitude. Ms. Moore is committed to making our school environment a special place to work and learn. She is looking forward to getting to know each of you.I will be sending out a newsletter towards the middle of August with important dates and events regarding the upcoming school year. In the meantime, please note on your calendar that the our Open House will be held on Thursday, August 25th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and the first day of school will be August 29th for students in K-12. I am looking forward to welcoming you to a great new school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable summer break.
Amy S. Crowding