It is with great pride and excitement that I write you this introduction letter as the new Principal of New Egypt High School. My wife Jill and I are honored and privileged to have our family re-join the New Egypt High School Warrior family after a five year absence. It is a wonderful feeling to come back home. I am excited for an amazing year of working with our students, our staff and you, the parents to keep New Egypt High School great!
I have been in education since 2002 where I began as a Business Education teacher at NEHS. In 2009, I was fortunate enough to become the Assistant Principal at New Egypt High School where I learned valuable lessons on how to be an instructional leader. In the fall of 2010, I moved on to Wall Township High School as the Assistant Principal. While at Wall, I was part of a team that transitioned the High School to the alternating A/B block schedule. This transition was part of the reason the High School was able to become one of the top 100 high schools in New Jersey. I am thrilled to bring my experiences back to help improve upon New Egypt High School.
My main goal is to help make New Egypt High School an outstanding academic institution where students and staff have a great sense of pride and belonging. In order for this to happen we have to insure that we have a positive attitude toward New Egypt High School and what it has to offer. We must also take academics seriously while raising the level of rigor to help our students achieve at the highest levels. We must instill the importance of attendance playing a major role in achieving high academic standards. Lastly, participation in activities will help complete our school and create that sense of pride and belonging. I will work tirelessly with the students, staff and parents to insure that these concepts are implemented.
I look forward to an amazing school year. I will be communicating our most current information through our twitter account (@NEHSwarriors) and our school website as we move forward. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at 609-758-6800 or via email: email@example.com.
Michael J. Mendes#WarriorPride