September 12, 2018
New school year, new spaces, and new learning experiences happening across both campuses. The construction is almost complete AND we are excited to be teaching and learning in spaces that create community, flexible learning environments, and showcase innovative teaching practices.
I want to thank all of our families for sharing your enthusiasm, patience and flexibility while construction is being completed. On behalf of the LMAP staff, I want to also express gratitude for the relentless advocacy from our LMAP parents to make this entire construction project a reality.
It is also important that I reiterate that we have administrative changes at both campuses. Al Levin, assistant principal at the Upper Campus last year is returning to the Lower Campus. Cherise Ayers is our new assistant principal at the Upper Campus. Both are excited about their new assignments and look forward to connecting with families.
Additionally, on Thursday, September 20th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm at the Upper Campus we will host an Open House. Parents will be offered tours of the new spaces, meet teachers, learn about our curriculum and grading policy, and learn about opportunities for after school programming.
As a reminder, the Lower Campus Open House has been postponed. We are offering tours of the new spaces to all interested families. Please contact Emily Bugg, lead clerk, at Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (651) 293-6606 to schedule a tour. We will also be offering tours after the Friday gatherings throughout September.
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.