April 11, 2018
It was wonderful to connect with LMAP families for yesterday’s tour of the lower campus construction project. We were able to observe the progress made in the Kindergarten, cafeteria and single use restrooms. We were also able to discuss updates that will be made to the gym/performance space. Exciting times for construction at both sites as we complete the second phase of construction this summer. I will be providing an overview of the specific construction updates for phase two at the LMAP PTA meeting in May.
In addition, LMAP will be presented with a Presidential Community Partnership award next week by the Minnesota Campus Compact. We were nominated for the award by the president of Macalester College for our longstanding partnership with the Bonner Scholars program. Bonner Scholars are students from Macalester who work with students across both campuses to support student success. Highlights from the recognition events will be shared on our school’s Twitter page @LMAP_SPPS.
Next Monday at the lower campus the Minnesota Orchestra will be performing a special concert for our PreK and lower campus learners. Thank you to Ms. Kroetsch and our LMAP staff for partnering with the Minnesota Orchestra for this opportunity.
Lastly, spring sports have started at the upper campus. There’s plenty of room for more student-athletes to join badminton, softball, baseball or track & field. We hope for warmer weather soon so we can head outside and enjoy one of the most beautiful seasons in Minnesota.
We look forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming events.
Dr. Bass, 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.