September 14, 2017
The 2017-2018 school year is underway and I couldn’t be more impressed with the opening weeks. Our students and staff have embraced the changes brought upon by construction with a positive attitude. Thank you to LMAP families for your patience while we complete remaining phase one construction projects at each campus.
Hopes and dreams are part of our opening month themes as we begin a new school year. Many of your students have written their hopes and dreams already. You will soon see displays in the hallways at each campus. I want to share that my hope and dream for every student at LMAP is that they experience success each day. LMAP prides itself on providing an arts-integrated curriculum that meets the learning needs of all students.
Additionally, iPad handout was completed this week for both campuses. As the administration has observed in many classroom visits, students are already using them to access apps that allow them choice in representing their thinking and understanding about concepts being taught. Schoology is an app where middle school students will be accessing many of their course assignments. Please ask your middle school student to share with you what materials and resources their accessing on their iPads.
The first gatherings for each campus focused on what makes a gathering a success. We intentionally teach what it means to be a safe, respectful and responsible audience member. This prepares our community to have a safe space for student performances in the coming weeks.
Lastly, I have increased online communication via Twitter to promote the brilliant students and amazing teachers at LMAP. This is an online format that allows LMAP family and community members to follow daily happenings at each campus. You can follow me at Bryan Bass, LMAP.
I look forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming gatherings!
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 recently completed my dissertation for a Doctor of Education degree at St. Cloud State University on September 19, 2017.
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, Ed.D.