FCES Welcome Letter From Dr. R. Demetri Sermons

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2510 Phaup Street

Richmond, VA 23223

 “A Community of Caring School”

Dr. R. Demetri Sermons, Principal                                                                     Mrs. N. Henderson, Asst. Principal

(804) 780-4639


Dear Fairfield Court Elementary School Community:

                       It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Fairfield Court Elementary School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of excellence!  I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty years in school districts in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Delaware and Washington, D.C.  I have worked with a variety of students' ranging in age from Kindergarten through college.  I received my BA in English and French Education from Troy University; a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction; and an Ed. S. in School Administration from Central Michigan University. I obtained my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University.  My most recent administrative experience was in Wilmington, Delaware where I served as a Principal in a K-8 charter school.  I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an instructional leader to Fairfield Court Elementary School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure the success of all students.

               Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success here at Fairfield Court by building strong productive relationships with parents, students and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, social and emotional learning, the use of data to drive instruction, and provide a consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner to increase student achievement.

             I am thrilled to start the transition process with Principal Director, Dr. Wiggins and the administrative team. The 2019-2020 school year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and civic minded.  As Principal, it is     important to me that students, parents, and staff are treated with dignity, fairness and respect. This attitude enables us to meet our challenges in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns that you might have throughout the school year.  I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Fairfield Court meet their goals and have a successful school year!  We will strive to reach every child, in every class, every day.  Remember we are Fairfield Court and we can do this!

Warm regards,

R.Demetri Sermons, Ed. D.
Fairfield Court Elementary School


FCES Welcome Letter