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Welcome Letter




Hello Central Families,



My primary objective is to ensure that every child is provided with the highest quality education possible in a safe, supportive learning environment. In order to do this, I will be providing teachers with classroom support and feedback on their instruction, access to professional development opportunities and promoting parent support to ensure that our students are building a foundation for college and career success as we move into a challenging 21st century.


As some of you may already know, I have worked for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District as a teacher, Dean of Students and Principal for 27 years. Before taking on this new challenge, I served as the Principal at Fox Elementary School for 14 years. Even though I will always love Fox, I recognize and appreciate the work that the Central staff, students and parents have done to establish such a high baseline of achievement. I will continue to grow this tradition of excellence. For the past 8 years, I have worked closely with Donna Sims, and I have been fortunate enough to work with and get to know many of the Central teachers.


As the parent of two, a senior in high school and a first grader, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Along with teachers and staff, I look forward to building relationships with parents, students and community members. I believe that by working together, we can make sure that every student at Central has the opportunity to achieve his/her potential intellectually, socially and ethically.


My door is always open, and I am always here to support you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns or ideas that you would like to share. I look forward to the opportunity to serve a school community with a history of high achievement and a strong tradition of success.




Chris Marchetti