Bradley Griffin obtained his Master in Education from Northeastern State University and started his teaching career in 1997. He served 16 years as a third grade teacher and then as principal at Jones Elementary. Now, he moves into the position of interim principal at Owen.
His message to the Owen Families:
To The Student: Today you are creating your future. Use your gifts, talents, and best effort to take advantage of this opportunity to learn. This is your chance for life in America at its fullest.
To The Parent:Your child needs to be of strong character and well educated to function effectively in today’s society. He/she needs to have a deep respect for intelligence, achievement, learning, and for disciplined work. You have a right to expect the best for your child that can be given with the resources available. The personnel in the school accept that responsibility and ask that you actively participate in the education of your child. Nurture your child’s curiosity, creativity, and confidence. Encourage good study habits, monitor home study, and provide time and books for recreational reading. If you have a suggestion, concern, or problem about his/her progress in school, communicate with the teacher, counselor, or administrator.
This can be the best year your child has ever had in school. Let’s begin by regular, ongoing communication between home and school. If you wish to discuss your child’s grades, etc., please set up an appointment during the teacher’s planning period so they may talk freely. Please call the school office and leave a message, or you may email the teacher at any time.