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Britta Hanson

Dear Crestwood Families,

Whether you are a new family at Crestwood or you have been in the Crestwood community for years, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I am proud to be in my 6th year serving as your Principal in this supportive community and beginning another school year with the Madison Metropolitan School District.

The start to this school year, due to COVID-19, certainly has a different feel to it. Whether we are together in person or together from a distance, be assured that we, as a school community, care about you and your child. Crestwood is a school that places the social and emotional needs of children and their families first in all that we do.  We are committed to serving the whole child and the whole family. Please expect to be contacted by your child’s teacher on a regular basis and we expect the same from you.  We value our partnerships with our families and know that together we can do great things for our children and our community.

Crestwood stands out in MMSD as a Restorative Justice school. This means that we take the time to teach children how to be in community with each other. Our equity statement reads: We will facilitate learning communities that nurture the capacity of students, staff and families to engage with one another and their environment in a manner that supports and respects the inherent dignity and worth of all. This is how we are when we are together as a Crestwood community.

In these uncertain and strange times we need each other more than ever. I thank you in advance for the love and support you give your student, the staff, our Crestwood School and the entire community.  I look forward to a year full of community building as we learn, play and grow together.  Please introduce yourself to me if/when you see me and feel free to contact me via email bhanson@madison.k12.wi.us or phone 608-204-1124 (when the building is open again) at any time throughout the school year.

Sincerely,
 
Britta Hanson, Principal