Message from Principal Jennifer Mullin

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Dear Beloved Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Jr. High Community,

As a previous Harper Junior High Vice-principal, I have always felt like Harper was home to me. I have cherished the relationships I developed here and have felt deeply connected to the students and families I have served in the past. I look forward to continuing to serve and support all of you.

I envision the coming year as a year of hope, healing, restoring and connecting back to our community and our Harper family after a difficult year spent mostly in isolation.  As Frances Ellen Watkins Harper said, “…the shadows bear the promise of a brighter coming day.” What is most dear to my heart are the people here at Harper. During the past few years, teachers have shouldered an impossible burden during this pandemic, people of color have endured pain and struggle, and our young people have been forced to constantly shift and adjust to their unpredictable environment. I know this has left an impact on all of us. Our staff will work together to provide a climate that feels safe, predictable and welcoming for your family and students. I look forward to personally connecting with you about your experiences and hopes for the future for you, your family and your students. 

I am confident that we can build a vision together where Harper feels like home – where staff, students and families know they belong, believe they are important and essential to our community, and are able to feel satisfaction in their own growth and learning.  As the National Equity Project says, “Thriving begins in our imagination.”  Let’s imagine together what Harper can be and make that vision a reality.

Go Huskies!

Ms. Mullin