It is with mixed emotions that I share my final Note from Pam before I retire in July. This marks the end of 25 years in independent school education and more than a decade serving as Head of School at FAIS. I am honored to have had the great privilege to lead FAIS during this time of remarkable growth, made possible through the strong commitment and diverse contributions of every member of this extraordinary community.
As I reflect back over the last eleven years, I am proud of where the School is today. We are now a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School, and our commitment to instilling the lifelong benefits of language immersion to develop the next generation of internationally minded, actively engaged global citizens has never been stronger. I also could not be more thrilled about our new middle school building opening in September. This dream-come-true will allow innovation in teaching and learning to flourish for years to come.
There are many things I will miss after I leave FAIS. First and foremost are our students. They are the reason we come to work every day. And of course, at the heart of this student journey is our faculty and staff, who strive daily to provide a vibrant learning environment that inspires both passion and compassion within our students. But none of this would be possible without the support and involvement of our FAIS families, who give generously of their time and resources to support the School in fulfilling its mission.
I wish to thank all of you for our time together. FAIS has such a bright future, and I can’t wait to watch the School continue to grow and thrive over the next decade!