A Message from CPS Principal Julie Lamoly
Dear Cyrus Peirce Families,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction as the new Principal of Cyrus Peirce Middle School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the school in a district that values collaborative learning relationships among schools, family and community. Over the last 25 years, I have worked in education in many roles: preschool teacher, teaching assistant, general and special educator in elementary and middle schools, team leader, special education facilitator, middle school department head and assistant principal. No matter the role, I have always worked to ensure that “what is best for the student” drives my practice. I am eager to bring that student-centered approach, along with my educational leadership skills to the community as we work in partnership for all CPS students to learn, grow and attain their goals during these complex middle-level years.
Throughout the interview process, I was impressed by the CPS faculty and staff; their kindness, thoughtful inquiries and genuine affection for our middle-level learners inspires me, and I’m excited to work with them to make it our best year yet! We will work hard every day to continue to build strong relationships with students, parents, and community partners in order to create a welcoming, safe and intellectual environment. We realize that we must work together to empower CPS students with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible citizens. Every student has the ability to learn, and when you have a talented staff who drives best practice instruction through highly engaging lessons in a positive learning environment, students will experience success.
Students are not the only ones who will be challenged this year. I challenge you to be an active participant at Cyrus Peirce Middle School, as well as in the community. Research on school achievement clearly indicates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success, and these middle-level years are some of the toughest for our youth. Your involvement in their learning at home, at CPS, and in our community is imperative. Whether you are a member of the School Council, Friends of Nantucket Public Schools (FONPS), take part in special events, or are a member of one of our school community organizations, you are encouraged to be involved! I will also be sending family communication via email and text called “The Weekly Whaler” with important information about CPS.
My door is always open, so please don’t hesitate to call CPS if you have questions or concerns that arise at any time. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family!