About 40 parents met with school administrators Saturday morning to discuss a wide range of issues.
Parents and staff from Arundel Middle School said they are ready to move forward following a pair of high-profile incidents this month, but said they must continue to work toward improving school safety, instruction and communication. About 40 parents met with school administrators Saturday morning in the school cafeteria. The meeting was the latest "Talk A Latte" session hosted monthly by principal Yolanda Clark as a way for parents and staff to ask questions and talk about concerns in an informal setting. Patch was permitted to attend the meeting on the condition that it not be recorded and specific conversations not be shared. The meeting featured Clark and two assistant principals, along with the school resource officer. Regional …
Yolanda Clark arrives at the school after stints at Meade, Annapolis and Southern High Schools.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Tim Lemke
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Yolanda Clark thought she had a good sense of the community that funnels students into Arundel Middle School. But then she started driving around. "It was an eye-opener for me when I did a tour, and saw how vast it was," she said. Clark is still getting to know the students, teachers and parents at Arundel Middle, as she enters the second week as the new principal of the school. She came a short trip east after serving as assistant principal, then interim principal at Meade High last year. Clark's predecessor, Shawn Ashworth, is now in an administrative role at the county schools main office, which has allowed for an easy transition. But Clark said she is still trying to get a feel for the school, and hopes to meet more parents during …