Iris Becker Elementary

Never Goodbye: A Letter to the Becker Community

Dear Becker Community:

I hope you all are enjoying the first few weeks of summer with family, friends, and books!

This letter is really difficult to write and I have gone back and forth as to how I would go about telling our families about my departure from Becker. I have accepted the principal position at Woodworth Middle School for the upcoming school year. This is bittersweet for me as I have come accustomed to being a Becker Bearcat and in a way, will always call Becker my home. Becker is truly a special place and this is primarily due to the dedication of our teachers, support staff, students, and their families.

My experience at Becker has led me to meet wonderful, loving, and caring parents. You have taught me that parent partnership is a priority in order for any school to be successful. I want to thank you all for allowing me to be part of such a beautiful community. A special thank you to our highly involved PTA! Thank you for always putting students first and for ensuring our students had wonderful memories at Becker.

I will value all of the relationships I have made with all of you! I will miss our parent meeting conversations, our arrival and dismissal chats, and all of our celebratory events.

As for my students, thank you for allowing me to watch you grow both developmentally and academically. I am very fortunate to have been part of your young lives and I only hope that I made a positive impact on you. I want you to know that I am always here for you and that I am only an email away. I believe in you and know that you will all go onto to do great things! Keep your head up, never turn away from a challenge, and always think of your future. It is never too early to start thinking about college and career. I will truly miss you all and please, please, please, continue to be BLUE RIBBON STUDENTS throughout your educational career!

I am confident that the new Becker principal will be welcomed as I was and you will show him/her the true meaning of what it means to be a Becker Bearcat!

I will cherish all of the memories I have made at Becker and I will hold them dear to my heart! Thank you all for allowing me to serve you! If I can be of any service, or if you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to email me at  .


Rima Hassan