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Hello William Byrne Families,
My name is Mohamed Selim, and I am excited and honored to introduce myself as the Principal of William Byrne STEM Elementary. As a longtime resident of District 191, I believe strongly in our vision and mission: Every student. Future ready. Community strong.
My two children, Lara and Adam, attend schools in 191. When I am not at William Byrne, I enjoy spending time with my family (my wife Nancy and our two children), fishing, sports, and reading.
Let me tell you a little bit about my background. Over the past 12 years, I have worked with students across grade levels as a teacher and administrator to create a strong school culture and provide students with opportunities for success, producing strong results for students and families. As an immigrant to the United States, I have experienced firsthand the power and benefits of a great education and hard work, and that’s why I am a lifelong learner. Recently, I finished my coursework towards my doctorate in educational leadership, and I am preparing to work on my dissertation.
Along with a team of dedicated teachers and staff and a strong community, I am prepared to lead our work towards academic excellence for every student. The home school connection is extremely important, and I look forward to our partnership in helping every scholar succeed. My goal is that every student is provided with rigorous academics, individualized learning, hands-on experiences, and opportunities to feed their natural curiosity and love of learning. The 2019-2020 school year promises to be the best year yet!
Please look for back to school information coming your way soon. Also, mark your calendar for our open house on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for families to meet our amazing teachers and staff. I look forward to meeting you during open house. Enjoy the rest of the summer and see you soon. I can’t wait to begin our work together!