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Mr. Timothy Simmons
Interim Principal


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Dear Burch Charter School of Excellence Parents/ Guardians,

It is with great pride that I introduce myself as the Interim Principal of Burch Charter School of Excellence as the Board of Trustees continues to search for a new Chief School Administrator. It is truly an honor to continue to partner with Burch Charter School of Excellence’s school community for another year. I began my tenure with Burch Charter School last year as the Vice Principal. I bring to this position over 20 years of experience as a teacher and vice principal in high performing schools. My most recent administrative experience was in the Blue and Green Ribbon school district Middlesex County Vocational Schools as an Assistant Principal. I am excited to work with you as a partner to ensure your child’s success.

Along with the teachers and staff, I will work diligently to implement Burch Charter School’s commitment to academic excellence for all scholars by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. This commitment begins with an environment which nurtures students physically, academically, socially and emotionally. Our goals are to increase student achievement by instituting best practices and addressing the needs of the whole child.

In order to reach our goals, we will provide a variety of educational programs and activities. Our staff utilizes blended learning strategies within our Balance Literacy and Mathematics programs to deliver a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum that exceeds the state standards. We will also provide an Extended Day Title I program to students identified with academic needs in grades 2-5. In this program, students will focus on improving reading and writing skills through an interdisciplinary approach. We continue to partner with NJPAC to provide our students with an opportunity to display their artistic talents. This year our students will perform the musical Aladdin.

All of us at Burch Charter School of Excellence are eager and excited to begin what promises to be an amazing year. It is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors feels welcomed, appreciated and valued. My door is always open and I welcome your feedback and your support. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.

Respectfully Yours,

Mr. Simmons,

Interim Chief School Administrator



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