Principal's Message

     Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at the Guy E. Rowe Elementary School. This will be an exciting year at the Rowe School, with several new teachers and a new principal: me! Fortunately we have retained a strong, dedicated core of teachers and staff members. In addition, we have the continued support of committed parents and community partners.
 
     Since coming on board as principal in July, I have been meeting staff members, parents, and community members. I’ve learned from teachers that they appreciate the supportive, positive climate at school and that they love serving our students. I’ve learned from parents and community members--many of whom attended Rowe as children-- just how connected our school is with Norway and many partners in our community. I look forward to meeting students when they return to school this fall and hearing from them what they love about Rowe.
 
     My focus this year will be on building the professional community of educators at our school so that they can support all our students as learners and people. We hold to our core values of respect, responsibility, and safety. We will continue to grow our academic program, improve our support for students who struggle with academics and behaviors, and enrich the learning lives of all our students. I pledge to continue to promote the positive climate at Rowe. Whenever possible learning should be joyful. I hope that our staff and our students will develop a better understanding of their strengths, and use those strengths to learn and grow. We invite our families and community members to join us on this school year’s journey.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mr. Douglas Kilmister
Rowe Elementary Principal