Principal’s Message

August 1, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new principal of our school, W.T. Chipman Middle School. I am excited to serve in this role and look forward to partnering with you to increase the success of our students.

Professionally, I have served as a school administrator for the past 8 years. Over the course of my administrative career, I have been fortunate to have created and supervised a variety of school programs that have improved our students’ academic achievement.

Personally, I take pride in being a husband and a father and look forward to establishing a family atmosphere in which our students, parents, and community members feel invested and connected to our success.

Overall, our goal is to build a student-centered environment where top-notch instruction, teamwork, and excellence are the cornerstones. Collectively, we will evaluate our current standing, assess our instructional and operational needs, and devise a strategic plan for further improvement. Our goal is not just to work hard, but to work smart.

Our school deserves a leader that will not rest on past success, but instead strive to improve each and every day. Just as important, our staff deserves a leader that will put each team member in a position to grow both professionally and personally. I strive to be that type of leader.

In closing, I look forward to building genuine relationships with you as members of the Spartan family. Stay tuned for additional information about upcoming “meet and greet” opportunities. I am excited about the future success of our school and the many opportunities that we will have to celebrate our students’ accomplishments. Let’s have a great school year!



Eric Stancell, Principal



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