William Butler Yeats once wrote, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." It is truly an honor and a privilege to be the principal of Preston Park Elementary School. While serving in this capacity, I intend to ensure that our school maintains and exceeds its tradition of excellence, keeping the fire that has already been lit burning brightly. I believe strongly in the value of education and the promise that it provides for the future. With a closely working community that includes the staff, students, families, and community, we can guarantee that Preston Park's students acquire the best education available in a nurturing environment. Our students deserve no less than the best!
While adding fuel to this fire of learning, we must also promote character within our students. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, "Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education." I could not agree more strongly with this sentiment. While providing an exceptional academic foundation, we must also provide solid character development within our students. In today's world, we must foster a sense of respect and responsibility. In doing so, we create a safe and orderly learning environment in which our students become better prepared for the society of the 21st century. Together, we will make a difference in the lives of our students!
Eric Fisher, Principal