It is with a great pride and enthusiasm to write this letter of introduction as the newly appointed Director at Buffalo Academy of Science for the school year of 2016-17. I am honored by this appointment and am looking forward to working hard to lead and inspire our school community for achieving the mission of BuffSci. I possess over 18 years of educational experiences, spanning all areas of K-12 education, with special emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and educational technologies. I am elated to offer my knowledge, skills, and experience on educational leadership, curriculum development, K-12 schools, and learning sciences to our school and work with all stakeholders of our school community to ensure success for all of our students.
In line with the goal of sustaining the nurturing culture at BuffSci, I will put paramount importance on student achievement. I will ensure that the necessary tools and support are in place for each student and help them to achieve their highest potential. I am also aware of and appreciate that we have a great team of administrators, teachers, and support staff who will be working with me to fulfill the vision and mission of our school. Teamwork and dedication transcends any hardships and obstacles along the way to success.
As an educator, I believe every student is endowed with a set of skills necessary to pursue their dreams. My job is simply to smooth out the path by which they are to proceed, and endeavor to root out all its thorns.
I am looking forward to working with all our school community.
Joseph B. Polat