Annessa Sinclair- Hart - Principal
Principal of Englewood Middle School and Englewood Leadership Academy
As I begin my third year as principal of EMS and ELA, and my 21st year in education, I am excited to see what the future holds. I am so proud to be a part of the Englewood family--my priorities every day are to ensure that your students feel safe and are receiving the best instruction in all their classes. I started my career as a high school English teacher, and continued my professional journey as an instructional coach supporting teachers in their instruction and curriculum, and then moved on to be an assistant principal at EHS before coming to the middle schools. I am humbled by the opportunity to be the principal of our two great middle schools in Englewood, and I look forward to continuing to improve both schools over the course of this next year.
We are working very hard this year to develop systems and routines that will sustain through the various unknowns. We are a community of learners who take pride in education, who are kind and accepting of everyone, and who hold themselves to high standards of integrity, compassion, and work ethic. Our mission guides our work every day: "To support each student in the transition from elementary to high school by cultivating the habits and skills that will ensure their success." In order to do this, I will lead our staff and students by focusing our time and talents on our core values:
Achievement: in our school means…
Community: authentic relationships,
Respect: belief in ourselves and each other,
Engagement: active participation and commitment, and
Work Ethic: Perseverance
As a parent to two wonderful boys--an 11th grader and a 6th grader--I understand the complexity of raising students in this day and age. Please know that I deeply value your commitment to our community and your student's education, and that we are partners in this journey together. Please reach out to me at any time regarding concerns, questions, or ideas. I look forward to celebrating our work together this year--we have a lot of great changes in the works and we are all deeply committed to the greatness of the Englewood community.
Erin Stovall - Assistant Principal
I am excited to be the assistant principal for EMS/ELA! I was an English teacher for 12 years and an instructional coach for four years before transitioning into administration. I am grateful to work in a community that is as tight-knit and supportive as Englewood is. I am married to a fellow educator and we have one son. I look forward to helping your students learn and grow!