Have a safe summer! August 22nd is the first day for ninth graders.


Mission
: To maximize student potential by providing quality instruction within a professional environment to ensure our students are well prepared to achieve success in college and in the workforce

Vision: To ensure our graduates have sound judgment, the academic skill set, and perseverance necessary to succeed in and make contributions to a globally competitive society

Beliefs:

  • We believe commitment to an excellent education is the most important determinant of our students’ success in life.
  • We believe achieving excellence in education requires hard work and collaboration on the part of staff, students, parents, and the Overlea community.
  • We believe in fairness, trust, and open communication with the Overlea community.
  • We believe in cultivating a sense of pride for the Overlea community.
  • We believe in each other.

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Greetings Overlea High School Parent or Guardian:

I am pleased to be appointed as the new Principal of Overlea High School.  It is my honor and privilege to serve the Overlea High School community as we continue to sustain academic excellence through positive relationships and a genuine partnership between school and the community.  As the Overlea High School Principal, it is my mission to motivate, inspire, and support each and every member of our school family as we continue our journey toward educational excellence and developing the whole child.

I am a resident of Baltimore County and have two children who are students of Baltimore County Public Schools.  I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern World Languages from James Madison University, a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development from Towson University, and I am a Doctoral Candidate in Urban Educational Leadership and Social Policy at Morgan State University.  I have served as an educator for the past twenty years in Baltimore County.  My experience as an educator has included my roles as Spanish teacher and Assistant Principal.  I have worked in educational environments where I have had the pleasure to serve diverse communities of students.  My leadership and teaching experiences have helped to outline my instructional focus and philosophy regarding teaching and learning. My core beliefs as it relates to teaching and learning are:

  • All Students can and will learn with positive adult relationships, support, and equitable resources
  • Academic excellence requires consistency, commitment, and perseverance
  • All Students deserve a quality education with endless opportunities for success

Overlea High School has a rich history of excellence and a supportive community. I am excited about the promising nature of Overlea High School, and I pledge that the Overlea faculty and staff will continue to do all we can to ensure that our students are well prepared for the transition for college and/or career. However, we will need the full support of our parents as educational partners in the academic journey. Our students must be committed to achieving excellence through hard work, perseverance, and commitment. Together, we can ensure that our students leave high school with the academic skills and habits of mind necessary to contribute to and excel in a globally competitive society.  As we move forward, please know that I welcome and desire your input as we reveal Overlea High School as a great school in the Baltimore County Public School System and the State of Maryland. Together we can and we will rise to the top because of our commitment to join forces as a united school family, declaring that our children will receive the best education possible.

Student academic success and personal responsibility at Overlea High School are truly dependent on a cooperative triangle comprised of the student-teacher-parent/guardian. I want to invite you to call, or e-mail (msample@bcps.org) me at any time to share your ideas about how we can all work together to make Overlea High School a premiere institution of learning.  I am looking forward to serving the Overlea High School community and ensuring that our students receive the very best education possible. I hope that you continue to have a restful and safe summer.

Sincerely,

Monica C. Sample

Principal

 


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