Letter from the PrincipalLetter from the Principal

David BallardDear Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy.

I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a strong culture of educational excellence. I have been dedicated to the field of education over two decades, with the majority of that time spent as an administrator at both the elementary and middle school levels. My most recent administrative experience was as principal of Johnson Elementary here in East Aurora District 131. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to partner with you and your child to ensure educational success.

In collaboration with teachers, staff, parents and community members, I will work diligently to continue the legacy of success that has been established as we continue our focus on expanding learning opportunities for students, while also strengthening our relationships with parents, students and community partners.

On behalf of all of us at Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy, as well as our entire district community, I want you to know that we are eager and excited to begin what promises to be a wonderful school year.

As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the goal of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.

I look forward to getting to know you, and working with you as we assist all students in developing their academic, social and emotional skills.

Most Sincerely,

Dr. David Ballard
Principal

David BallardDear Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy.

I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a strong culture of educational excellence. I have been dedicated to the field of education over two decades, with the majority of that time spent as an administrator at both the elementary and middle school levels. My most recent administrative experience was as principal of Johnson Elementary here in East Aurora District 131. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to partner with you and your child to ensure educational success.

In collaboration with teachers, staff, parents and community members, I will work diligently to continue the legacy of success that has been established as we continue our focus on expanding learning opportunities for students, while also strengthening our relationships with parents, students and community partners.

On behalf of all of us at Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy, as well as our entire district community, I want you to know that we are eager and excited to begin what promises to be a wonderful school year.

As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the goal of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.

I look forward to getting to know you, and working with you as we assist all students in developing their academic, social and emotional skills.

Most Sincerely,

Dr. David Ballard
Principal