August 11, 2017
Dear Rowayton School Parents, Guardians and Students,
Since the beginning of July, I have been principal of Rowayton School, and I am writing to thank the entire school-community for the very enthusiastic welcome I have received. Because of my years of experience in the district, I was already somewhat knowledgeable about Rowayton, but after meeting many staff members and quite a few parents, I am more impressed now than ever before.
I first came to Norwalk in 1997, when I became principal of Brien McMahon High School (BMHS), and it was there that I learned about the Rowayton community from some very active and supportive Rowayton parents whose children attended the school. Many years later, I still enjoy memories of these students, who contributed much to McMahon through their involvement in academics, the arts, athletics, clubs and social activities – sometimes in all of these areas. They made their high school years a better experience for themselves and for others, and they enhanced the reputation of the school.
The school employs a full-time nurse, Barbara Essig. She determines the health needs of all students. She provides emergency care for illnesses or injuries as well as administering first aid and any needed medications. She maintains health records, performs vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings.
Our mission is to educate all members of our diverse community to achieve their fullest potential in a safe, nurturing and mutually respectful environment which fosters responsibility and life-long learning.