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Message from the Principal

July 16, 2019

Dear Holy Cross Families,

It is with much excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Holy Cross. I am extremely grateful to be granted the opportunity to lead this incredible school. I have been an educator in Philadelphia for the past ten years. I started my education career teaching science and math at schools throughout Philadelphia. Most recently I was the Assistant Principal at West Catholic Preparatory High School in West Philadelphia. I am eager to share my knowledge and skills with the Holy Cross community and partner with you as parents and guardians to ensure your child’s success.

I will work hard alongside the teachers and staff at Holy Cross to make certain that your child is prepared for high school. I am a strong believer that schools need to educate the whole child and thus, Holy Cross will focus not only on academic success but also building character and supporting the emotional and social needs of your child. This is done by keeping our Catholic identity at the forefront while providing rigorous and engaging instruction to meet all children’s unique learning needs.

All of us at Holy Cross are excited for the start of the new school year and to provide your child with rigorous, relevant, and challenging learning opportunities. We will help them make real-world connections, build relationships, and develop problem solving skills. As Principal I am here to support your child. Please feel free to email or call me to discuss any concerns you might have this school year.

I look forward to working with you at Holy Cross!

Sincerely,

Dr. Courtney Lemon-Tate

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