From our Principal

Hello Team and Family! 

It is with great excitement that I have been selected as the successor Principal at Bard DC! First, I would like to extend my gratitude to Dr. Anderson for making my transition to Bard a smooth one, and for providing a warm welcome during my first week.  

My first duty as your principal is to assure that all members of our school community remain focused on our number one priority, student success. I will do this by modeling, inspiring, assisting, and encouraging you all to do so as well. In order to achieve this success, academic achievement and character development will be critical components. In addition to those it is imperative that we set high expectations for our students and guide them to meet them. 

In the coming weeks, I will be involved in a variety of meaningful learning opportunities that will position Bard students and staff for success this upcoming school year and for the years to come. It is with great anticipation that I will meet with all students, staff members, families, and stakeholders of my new community, but it is also essential to ensure that the pre-work and onboarding are taking place correctly. It is my intention to communicate with you by the end of next week with some key dates and times for us to connect in focus groups, so look out for my communication at the end of next week. Moreover, I am also able to accommodate individual conferences to a limited extent.  

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as your principal. I look forward to working together to ensure the success of our students and the school community. 

Best regards. 

Dr. Kym Sturdivant 

Twitter: @drk_sturdivant

Kym Sturdivant, PhD
Principal, Bard High School Early College

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