A message from the New Principal
Welcome to the new school year! I am so excited to be here! For many of you, I am a familiar face, but for those of you who I have not yet met, let me take a minute to introduce myself.
I am a veteran Principal, who began her administrative career in RI in 1998. I joined the Cumberland community, specifically Community School in 2000. I left Cumberland after 5 years and have been a Principal in East Greenwich Schools for the past 12 years. Much of my career in education has been Educational Leadership, Special Education and Early Childhood Education.
Over the years, I have had the great professional satisfaction of watching a school’s vision for students come to life through the creation and ongoing development of professional learning communities and individualized learning protocols. I have watched teacher leaders stretch their thinking and the thinking of others as we made problem solving for personalized learning a standard operating procedure. .
I have watched families and teachers create authentic partnerships to ensure student success. I have considered it a blessing to have ongoing collaboration and support from thousands of parents over the years.
I have had the great privilege of serving beside many talented administrators who have consistently enhanced my repertoire of skills. Their impact on their students, their colleagues and families in the community is immeasurable. I am thrilled to be part of the Cumberland Administration Team, whose reputation for excellence is undeniable.
I consider it an honor and a privilege to be joining the faculty of Community once again. As I have begun my transition to Cumberland and Community School, I have been so impressed with the clarity of vision and focus that is so evident in the work that is rooted solidly in student learning outcomes. I have met with teacher leaders who have shared their passion for their work and the work of their teams. This passion and commitment makes Community Elementary School a source of pride for staff, students, families and the community of Cumberland.
I look forward to meeting you and supporting your children in their learning journey for many years to come.
Wishing you a safe and restful summer,
Mrs. Cheryl Bernardo Vaughn