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Dear Frontier Families,
The start of a new school year always brings a promise of new hope, new challenges, new learning, and new members of the team. Parents, children, and all the staff members are given an opportunity to begin anew with renewed energy and enthusiasm for our common purpose: working together to educate and prepare each student for college, career, and life.
My name is Heather Peters, and I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself to all of you as your new principal for the upcoming school year. I was born and raised in South Dakota where I graduated from Mount Marty College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I continued my education at the University of Sioux Falls and received first a Master of Education degree in K-12 Reading and a Master of Education degree in K – 12 Educational Leadership.
Overall, this is my 21st year as an educator. I began my career as a paraprofessional in an ESE classroom, then became a kindergarten through third grade reading teacher. Following that, I transitioned to a classroom teacher for fourth and fifth grades. I also spent four years working for the South Dakota Department of Education as a Literacy Coach who worked with teachers across the state to help them implement best strategies in reading instruction. Since moving to Pinellas County in July of 2016, I have been the assistant principal at Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr. Elementary. I am very excited to become a member of the Frontier family and look forward to meeting every one of you as we start the 2018-19 school year!
My true passion in life is developing children into readers who devour books and meeting every child where they are to grow them as learners. Throughout my career I have discovered that each child is a unique individual that is able to thrive in a warm, caring and exciting school. As a school leader, I am committed to contributing to that environment by encouraging lifelong learning, strong parent/school relationships, academic excellence, respectful collaboration and open communication.
I am eager to start this school year and look forward to working with you and your child. As principal, I operate with an open-door policy, and I welcome your input. Feel free to call or stop in and make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best school year yet!
Your Partner in Education,