ADMINISTRATION

Welcome Letter from the Principal


Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to introduce myself as the new Principal of Wolf Swamp Road Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education! I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than thirteen years. I have worked with a variety of students ranging in age from Kindergarten through High School. My most recent administrative experience was in Pittsfield at Egremont Elementary School which served students in grades K-5. I am excited and eager to bring my experience and passion as an educational leader to Wolf Swamp Road Elementary School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Wolf Swamp by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff and community partners. I will continue to focus on providing a safe, caring, respectful learning community that encourages every child to achieve his or her learning potential.

I look forward to continuing all the hard work that this amazing staff has put forth throughout last year and already to start this year. As you may already know, Kristen Heath has also joined the Wolf Swamp family as the new assistant principal. All of us at Wolf Swamp Road School are eager and excited to begin a new year and hope it resembles some sort of normalcy moving forward. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors; whether they are teachers, students or parents, is excited to be here! This mind set enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at jmateras@longmeadow.k12.ma.us or 413-565-4270 ext. 8103.

I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Wolf Swamp meet their goals and have a successful school year!

Best Regards,

Jared Materas, Principal

jmateras@longmeadow.k12.ma.us



Welcome Letter from the Assistant Principal


August 4, 2021


Dear Wolf Swamp Road School Families and Caregivers,

My name is Kristen Heath, and I am honored to start this school year as your assistant principal.

It is a privilege to have been given this opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with

Principal Materas to ensure that your children learn in a safe, caring, and respectful

environment.


I come to you with sixteen years of teaching experience at the elementary school level, which I

will draw upon to serve the students, teachers, and families of this community. Prior to

teaching, I received my bachelor’s degree from Smith College, and continued my education by

earning a master’s degree from Lesley University. Most recently, I completed an educational

leadership program through Fitchburg State University resulting in an endorsement from the

Collaborative for Educational Services as a school administrator.


One of the most rewarding aspects of being a teacher has been the connections I have made

with my students and their families. I am looking forward to creating opportunities that will

foster these connections as I assume this new position at The Wolf Swamp Road School.

When I am not at school, I spend most of my time attending my children’s many sporting

events. In the few minutes that remain after that, I like to garden, read, hunt for sea glass, and

get stains out of baseball pants.


My educational philosophy is straightforward: All students can learn, and it is our job as a

school community to ensure that they do. It is my intention to help Principal Materas facilitate

an environment where all students thrive. I am so excited to get to know each one of you and

to provide your children with the resources and support they need to be successful. I am

grateful to be a part of this community and promise that I will advocate for you and your

children every day.


Sincerely,

Kristen Heath

Assistant Principal

Wolf Swamp Road School



Principal and Office staff


Jared Materas

Principal

Kristen Heath

Assistant Principal

Louise Stierer

Office Secretary

Karen Barrett

Office Assistant

Jennifer Ghareeb

School Nurse

CONTACT INFOR-MATION

Directory Faculty and Staff

School Council

What is a school council?

School Councils are representative advisory groups that collaborate in planning for and implementing school improvement. They are a form of site-based management that places the school at the center of planning, goal setting, and budgeting for improvement. Members of our School Council are:

Responsibilities of a school council

School councils are to assist principals in:

School councils are to assist principals in:

  • Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards

  • Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school

  • Reviewing the annual school building budget

Formulating a school improvement plan

Members 2021- 2022

School Council Members



Meetings

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