Assistant Principal

                                                    Mr. DeMaio

Dear Goodview Family,

I am beyond excited to be going into my 2nd year as your assistant principal, and cannot wait to get the 2018-2019 school year underway. I want to share with you a few beliefs I have about our school. I believe students should be excited about school. Along with our students being excited about school, our teachers also need to be enthused about school. We need to ensure we are doing fun, engaging activities that involve hands-on teaching and learning. Our students need to be active, working together, not just sitting and listening. For our staff members, I want to make sure they're having fun also. At meetings ensuring they are moving and interacting with one another. We have to remember, whoever is doing the talking, is doing the learning. We have to make sure our students are having good dialogue as well as our teachers. 

We make sure all staff, including myself, show up every day for your kids. We make sure we know the standards and best practices, and we put them in place. Everything we do together is team oriented. We collaborate, communicate, and reflect together so we can continue to improve our practices. Same thing with our students. We provide them opportunities to work in cooperative learning groups, which are highly engaging and foster a sense of community because when students feel safe they can focus on learning. I believe we should also celebrate student success. We do this in many ways, but just a couple ways we are doing this is through our daily staff shoutouts on the announcements, weekly Goodview Grizzly prize winners, and a new initiative this year, our Goodnews Post of the Day to our Facebook and Twitter Pages, highlighting a student doing something positive within the school.

Our teachers and students need to be the best version of themselves every day, as do I. Students will see me very active, greeting and high fiving them off the bus in the morning, in the hallways, and the classrooms. I place a large emphasis on being visible in the school, getting into classrooms each day to observe and interact with the teachers and students. 

Parents, please be involved as much as you can. Help us create and be apart of our school story. Be in school volunteering in classrooms, eating breakfast and lunch with your child, and attending PTA/school events. Please follow our Facebook Page (@GoodviewElementary) and Twitter Page (@goodview_bcps) to stay up-to-date on all the wonderful things our teachers and students are doing each day. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the school. My job, your job, and our teachers' job is to make our students 100% successful each and every day in school. 


Mr. DeMaio



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