Dear Longfellow Students and Families,
Greetings! My name is Lindsay Watts and I am very excited to be your new principal. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I began my educational career as a special education teacher for Williamson County Education Services. I served in a resource setting at Adams School for nine years and then transitioned into administration spending the last four years as the Assistant Principal at Washington Elementary School. I have been married to my husband, Ryan, for 13 years and we have three little boys, Carter (11), Fisher (8) and Bridger (2).
As I prepare for the new school year, I want to let you know that I feel privileged to lead a school that has such a long-standing tradition of excellence. Not only does Longfellow “shine” in the district with great test scores, but also as a pioneer in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). At Longfellow, high academic and behavioral expectations are clearly defined. I plan to support students and to continue to hold them accountable for their best work in the classroom as well as responsible, respectful, and safe behaviors.
We are a “team” at Longfellow and are committed to supporting and enriching our students’ academic, social, and behavioral growth. I see parents as important team members and welcome you to take on an active role in your child’s education and in our school community. Let’s work together to ensure your child feels safe and is excited and eager to learn!
I feel that strong relationships are important in the success of a school. My ultimate goal as principal is to engage all students, families and staff members. As the old saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child” and as a mother and educator I know this to be true. To develop and foster those relationships, I will be spending a lot of time with your child, getting to know their personalities and interests. We will celebrate success and learn to work even harder when we experience failure. Together, we will grow and learn a lot!
I am excited and look forward to meeting you and your students. Feel free to visit, call (618-993-3230) or email me at email@example.com to discuss your questions, concerns or ideas. I welcome and value your input. See you soon!
Principal, Longfellow Elementary School