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Tuesday, July 17, 2018



Michael Foxall - Principal

Phone: (802) 333 9755 ext:3123 Fax: (802) 333-9601 
Michael Foxall
214 School Street
Fairlee, Vermont 05045

It is with great pleasure that I assume the role of principal of the Samuel Morey Elementary School. In preparing for my conversation with the interview committee, I visited the school, met Gail and most of the teachers, perused the website, and talked with community members. What I came away with was the certainty that here is a community that cares deeply for children; a staff that is dedicated to high ideals and a commitment to improvement. I found like-minded colleagues, creative in approach and supportive in practice. I found sound systems of student support in place, and a plethora of artifacts attesting to many hours of professional development and implementation of the same. I thought, this is the kind of school in which I will really enjoy the work, and continue to grow.

For the curiously minded, I’ve had the good fortune to have selected my professional options in such a way as to allow me to simultaneously raise a family, and practice and hone my skills as an educator while pursuing another passion, travel. For 20 of my 35 years in education, I have served as either teacher, principal or director in international schools in Ecuador, Pakistan, Indonesia, Chile, India and Turkey. My educational experiences in the private and public sectors in the US have been in California, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

These experiences, diverse as they have been, have provided an essential life lesson. I have learned the most special and exciting place on this planet to live and work is where there are dedicated and loving adults serving the educational interests of children. So, I’m not looking backward but very much looking forward to this next venture in the Samuel Morey Elementary School, and coming to know you all.

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