As principal of Milverton Public School, I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such an amazing school community. I have come to know each of our students as responsible, compassionate, unique individuals, whose strengths and needs are supported by our wonderful staff. Our teachers have shown me that their priority is our students, and helping them to develop the academic and interpersonal skills that they will need to be successful in the days ahead. Parents and community members are also an integral part in the education enterprise, and I appreciate the support and contributions from these stakeholders.
As for my background, I have spent nearly 20 years working in a variety of educational settings, throughout Huron and Perth counties. As a part of the Avon Maitland District School Board since my initial hiring, I have seen the tremendous contributions that students and staff from across the Board have made over the years. As a classroom and rotary teacher, I have experience with all grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 8, as well as all subject areas.
Over the years, I took on a number of leadership roles, within my schools, regionally, and then system wide. It was these opportunities and the connections made across our system that led me to pursue an administrative path. I have worked as a Vice Principal in several of our schools, as well as a System Administrator at the Board level. These experiences provided me with the necessary context and skills, and have helped me to earn the position I currently hold, principal at Milverton Public School.
I value many things, but I believe relationships are integral to success in my role as a school leader. I vowed to learn the names of each of our students last year, by the end of my first month in the building. While I almost achieved my goal, I continued to work at that goal until I felt confident being able to address every student by name. This seems like such a small thing, but the impact is considerable. I care about each of our students, and taking the time to ensure that they know that they have this support, from me, or from another of our staff members, is so important.
Communication is also key, and I have had many great conversations with students, staff, and other members of our school community. I encourage everyone to connect with us, to help us understand situations, and provide us with the opportunity to address or resolve situations to ensure a productive and respectful relationship.
Most of all, I love to have fun, and when learning is enjoyable and engaging, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished. Wherever possible, I encourage staff to try new things, support the interests of their students in the work, and share new and interesting techniques and technologies, helping to increase engagement, and ultimately success, for all of our students.
I am pleased to be able to spend another school year together, and encourage you to connect with me if you have any questions, concerns, or other feedback to share.
Looking forward to another great year at Milverton Public School.
Mr. Jeremy Brock
School Phone : 519-595-8859