Dear Abbott Community,
A new school year is always an exciting time as it represents an opportunity for new learning and growth. In that spirit, it is great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2022-23 school year and introduce myself as your new Principal. A dedicated and passionate educator, since 2004 I have served as a teacher, coach, coordinator, administrator, and lead learner. I am honored to join the Falcon community, where I hope to continue building strong and positive relationships in support of student belonging and success.
My philosophy of education is that we must create a safe physical, psychological, and emotional space for students in order to prepare them to take the necessary intellectual risks to achieve academic excellence. I believe that learning should be fun and messy and imperfect. A lifelong learner, I look forward to getting creative and curious with you as we embark upon this school year together.
Principal | Abbott Middle School
Greetings Abbott Falcon Community!
My name is Julie MacArthur and I am very excited to continue my work with the Abbott Falcon community this year in my new role as Assistant Principal.
Prior to being the Assistant Principal, I was a Teacher on Special Assignment for Student Services. I have worked in the District for over 15 years, and have been an educator for over 25 years. Over the course of those years, I have grounded my practice as an educator in developing positive connections with students, families and teachers and fostering a growth mindset where students and teachers feel welcomed to take risks and try new things.
A little about me personally…I grew up in a small town in Michigan, and am a Lions, Tigers and Pistons fan. I went to Central Michigan University for my undergraduate degree, before heading to NYC for graduate school where I attended Columbia University for my M.A. in Education. I have three children, Grace (23), Graham (21) and Dermot (16), and two dogs Willow and Lucy. I love hiking and swimming in my free time.
Assistant Principal | Abbott Middle School