November 14, 2016
Congratulations to our 8th grade students on a wonderful Indonesian Arts showcase at Friday’s LMAP Upper Campus gathering. This was the sixteenth year of offering the Indonesian arts residency to LMAP students with guest artists, Joko and Tri Sutrisno. This year Joko and Tri were so inspired by the commitment of our eighth graders that they introduced two additional selections to challenge the group. What an honor! So proud of our eighth graders and their openness to explore identity and culture through Indonesian Arts.
Additionally, this week both campuses will host fall parent-teacher conferences. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 17, 4:50 - 8:30 p.m. Conferences will also be held on Friday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. – noon. Friday conference times will be limited for middle school families as some subject area teachers are required to attend district professional development from 7:00 - 10:30 a.m. Elementary conferences are scheduled with the teacher directly. Middle school parents are able to drop in and meet with teachers in an arena format.
Lastly, our students and staff observed one of the most divisive elections in some time. Our Superintendent issued a statement to Saint Paul families expressing our commitment to helping students work through the range of emotions that they may be experiencing based on the outcome of the elections. At LMAP, we are prioritizing lessons on democracy as well as providing students an opportunity to express their ideas about how we move forward in and through the arts. Our hope is to honor all the perspectives of our students while emphasizing UNITY in the LMAP community.
I have been humbled by the grace and kindness shown by our students and staff toward each other throughout this week. I’m so proud to serve as principal of this amazing learning community.
I look forward to connecting with families at conferences and one of our upcoming events.
Bryan E. Bass, Principal
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
From the Principal
It is an honor to become a member of this outstanding school community. Linwood Monroe Arts Plus (LMAP) celebrates a rich history of arts-infused education for all learners.
As a long-time educator I have extensive experience in leading schools that embrace the arts. This experience has driven my belief in the power of the arts to transform educational outcomes for all students.
Most recently, I have served as principal of Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in the East Metro Integration District. I have also served as principal of Brooklyn Center Junior/Senior High School, where I was a part of a leadership team that created an arts magnet program. This program twice won Magnet School of Excellence Awards from Magnet Schools of America.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College, a Master of Arts from Saint Mary’s University, and an Education Specialist degree and licensure from the University of Saint Thomas. I expect to complete the dissertation for a Doctor of Education degree at St. Cloud State University this autumn.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Katherine and our two daughters, competing in events and races such as marathons and triathlons, and listening to live music.
I look forward to serving the LMAP school community as your new principal.
Bryan E. Bass