Mr.Taibi

Chief Academic Officer

Rich Taibi

 Rich Taibi

On behalf of Bellmawr Public Schools, I would like to personally welcome everyone back for another exciting school year!  To those of you who are new to Bellmawr, we extend an especially warm welcome and best wishes in your new school…you’re going to love it here!  

As Chief Academic Officer of our district (and “dancing dad”), I have adopted the “dance floor” as an analogy for school leadership. My goal is to keep one foot on the dance floor (being a part of the action and engaging with our faculty & students in the day-to-day), and one foot in the balcony (learning, reflecting, and planning curricular initiatives based on the big picture). Most importantly though, my role as a district leader is to help tie it all together, supporting and coaching everyone as we bridge the gap between the action on the dance floor and the balcony view!

The 2021-22 school year marks my 20th year in education. I am an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania GSE and bring with me 14 years of successful experience & knowledge as a building principal. On a personal note, my wife, Jaimee and I live just around the corner in Oaklyn where I sit on the Oaklyn Board of Education. We have two daughters, Isabella (an avid dancer) who will be entering the 6th grade in September, and Olivia (our animal lover & equestrian) who will be entering Grade 4.

To our students, I cannot wait to see you and to engage in the excitement of a new school year together! To the Bellmawr faculty & staff, I look forward to our ongoing collaboration and professional learning…and to the entire Bellmawr community, please know that my door is always open. Join me in working together from a place of possibilities and positivity as we work to ensure that our children are safe, happy and achieving at high levels.  I sincerely welcome your input and will use it to inform my “balcony view” of Bellmawr as we move forward together in the years to come!

 

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