January 13, 2018 Greetings, LMAP Families!
This coming Monday, the nation celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the nation’s most visible civil rights activists who fought for the advancement of basic civil rights using nonviolence and civil disobedience during the 1960s. I recently received an article from one of our parents that shared wisdom from Dr. King regarding our interdependence with one another. A concept that feels timely in light of the current state of our country’s political climate. The quote reads, “In a real sense all life is inter-related...whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
This quote connects to our mission at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus, we seek to be an inclusive learning community committed to serving ALL students in and through an arts-infused education. Our work is ongoing; we persistently strive to achieve this vision. I am grateful to be a part of a learning community that holds the values embedded in our mission (creative & critical thinking, collaboration, inclusion and respect).
As we honor Dr. King’s legacy on Monday, I invite you to join me in sharing a quote with family or friends from Dr. King that inspires you.
Principal Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
From the Principal
It is an honor to be 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 am grateful to be serving the LMAP school community.
Bryan E. Bass, Ed.D.