École Élémentaire Richardson Elementary School
August 29, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The new school year is nearly upon us, and I am excited to be joining the Richardson community as your new Principal. While you were likely expecting Mr. Hicks to remain as your Principal for this coming year, Mr. Hicks has taken indefinite personal leave for medical reasons. I look forward to stepping into the role of Principal at Richardson and working with our teachers and staff to support exceptional learning for your children. Please allow me to introduce myself via this letter, and I hope to meet you all in person at our school throughout the year.
My name is Dr. Janet Lauman and I have been a member of the Delta School District since 2005. Prior to becoming Principal at Richardson, I was the principal at Heath Traditional. Before that role I was the principal at Brooke.
We are entering this coming school year with uncertainty in the system due to the ongoing labour dispute between the teachers’ union and provincial government. I will do my best to support yourselves, your children and our staff to ensure a smooth start to our school year. Any information about potential impacts to school start-up as a result of the strike will be posted on the Delta School District website http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/ and on our school website http://ri.deltasd.bc.ca
I am honoured to now be a member of the Richardson educational community. I anticipate an excellent year full of strong student learning, exceptional teaching and engaged parental involvement.
Dr. J. Lauman
Richardson Elementary School