Welcome From the Principal

Dear Students, Parents and Families:


Each new school year brings with it the promise, hope and excitement of tremendous growth and new beginnings. I am particularly excited about the new school year because it is a new beginning for me and our school. I am delighted to be named Acting Principal of Imagine Discovery PCS. It is an honor that I do not take lightly.

Many of you may know me or have seen me around our school for the past two years. During this time, I have served as a regional consultant for Imagine Schools and have spent the majority of my time working at Imagine Discovery PCS. I have an earned doctorate from Columbia University in Leadership. My administrative experiences include serving as Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in several school districts across America. I believe that my experiences as a consultant at Imagine Discovery PCS, as well as being a veteran administrator, will serve me well as I hit the ground running to help lead our school in the direction that we all expect and demand.

In order for our school to achieve high standards, we must seek to provide an environment that enables students to achieve positive personal growth and continuous academic progress. Therefore, we believe all students

  • can learn
  • are entitled to a safe and physically comfortable environment that promotes student learning
  • learn best when they have appropriate opportunities for success; and
  • are valued individuals with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.

In order to reach these standards, a commitment to continuous improvement and our Six Measures of Excellence is imperative.

With our school’s mission in mind, we are determined to provide rigorous academic learning opportunities for all students on a daily basis, particularly in the areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, science and technology. To this end, all students will be involved in exciting learning experiences this year to help them reach their fullest potential.

We expect our students to work very hard to meet the Imagine Discovery PCS and Baltimore County Public Schools standards. Meeting these high standards will ensure that each of our students is both college and workforce ready and prepared for a very competitive global economy of the 21st Century. It is expected that all students, parents, teachers, administrators and support staff will put forth maximum effort to ensure that our goals are met.

All of us at Imagine Discovery PCS are ready to work with you as full partners to ensure the success of every student. Rest assured that I will demand only the highest of expectations from myself and staff to reach our goals. However, at the same time please know that I will hold these same expectations for all of our students.

I am so excited about our school and our new direction. I will be reaching out to you, our parents, providing opportunities to engage you in dialogue about the direction of our school and to listen to your expectations of me. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at rharris7@bcps.org with questions or concerns, at any time. I look forward to meeting and hearing from you, as your input is valued and appreciated.

Dr. R. Mark Harris

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