Dear Loker School Community,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! I am very proud to be the Principal of Loker Elementary School. I look forward to welcoming and working with all of the Loker families beginning on August 31, 2016! We missed your children over the summer and we look forward to providing an engaging
and meaningful education for them this year!
Our mission is to foster a safe and nurturing learning environment where students develop a love of learning, develop positive character traits and build self-confidence that will propel them into being lifelong learners. Within this mission, we are dedicated to educating the whole child in meeting their social, emotional and academic needs in a developmentally appropriate manner. The Loker School staff is an extremely dedicated group of professional educators who successfully work collaboratively in making Loker School a very special place for students and I feel privileged to be their colleague. Their enthusiasm and commitment for educating students is inspiring and exemplary. Through differentiated instruction and RTI (Response to Intervention) learning blocks, each child within Loker School will actively participate in an education tailored to their individual learning needs in all aspects of their development. Teachers will meet weekly in PLC (Professional Learning Community) meetings where they will analyze student work and share best practices to provide this type of personalized instruction.
As Principal, my job is to be the educational leader of the school. I have found that being proactive and visible on a daily basis in classrooms helps students understand that I am an educator and not just the disciplinarian when difficult circumstances arise. I want students to understand that my position primarily involves being a teacher and a supportive voice in their learning. My goal with my colleagues is to show strong leadership in the areas of professional development, school improvement and curriculum which encourages faculty members to experiment with new philosophies and take ownership of key school initiatives. This has resulted in a school community for Loker where learning is the cornerstone for both students and teachers.
I am always open to feedback from families and members of the community as we believe in a spirit of continuous improvement in all aspects of our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or feedback regarding Loker School. I can be reached at (508) 358-8601 or through email at Brian_Jones@wayland.k12.ma.us.
Loker School Principal