Update from Principal Heidi Cook


FullSizeRender-4Dear Driscoll Community,As we move into the end of the school year, I figured it was a good time to send a note to say hello!I have missed you all, but I feel so fortunate to have this time at home with our three little ones who keep me very busy every day!  I have been following the many complexities, goings on and celebrations in our Brookline Schools and at Driscoll even though you haven’t heard much from me.  I check out the conversations on the public sources, but I’ve also been checking in occasionally with the central office, Eileen Woods, David Youkilis and Driscoll staff.  I continue to feel so lucky that their capable hands have made it possible for me to truly enjoy every last drop of my time off worry-free.One thing I can do while holding babies is think.  And I have been thinking and reflecting on many things while on leave, including my role as Driscoll’s school leader and the impacts I hope to have during my time as your principal.  I very much look forward to returning with a renewed sense of urgency and purpose and with new insights into my own leadership.I’m so proud of our soon-to-be graduates and look forward to wishing them well in High School along with David and Eileen on graduation day. I will see some of you there!I also look forward to re-entering my principal role on July 1st.  Until that point, I will begin some transition activities with Eileen and David, and will weigh in with them on major issues for next year.  Of course, continue to reach out to Eileen and David with current issues.  If you email me information pertaining to next year please know that I will read it and begin the process of responding to folks as quickly as I can once I return in July.I’ve attached a picture of our family from February (the last time we all sat still long enough for a picture).  I look forward to seeing your family again soon!With Love,HeidiFam