From Dr. Enfield to the TOPS community:
I am excited today to announce the appointment of Chris Scott as your new principal, effective July 30, 2012.
Dr. Scott comes to TOPS from Raleigh, North Carolina, where he is currently the principal of a gifted and talented magnet school. Dr. Scott earned his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he focused on social justice and equity in public education and conducted research addressing educational opportunities of American Indian students.
Dr. Scott was selected after a hiring process that included interviews with a team consisting of four parents, three certificated staff and one classified staff member. The process was comprehensive and the members of the committee were nominated through the TOPs site council. Candidates also participated in a site-visit. The selection team committee was particularly impressed with Dr. Scott’s both his personal and professional dedication to social justice. Dr. Scott appreciates the unique culture at TOPS and will be a great fit for the community.
We will set up opportunities for building staff, students and families to meet your new principal. Thank you for the high expectations that you set for every student, and for all that you do. A special “thank you” to the family members and staff who served on the hiring committee.