The administrative team at Clark Lane Middle School is comprised of the Principal, Mr. James Sachs and the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Lynn Lynch. Each administrator brings a wealth of experience to our district. Mr. Sachs left the business world in 1996 to obtain his MAT in Education. Mr. Sachs worked in North Haven Middle School during his internship, and was a history teacher and later department chairperson during his eight years in the Meriden schools. Mr. Sachs was Dean of Students for three years at McGee Middle School in Berlin and then Assistant Principal for three years at Berlin High School. Mrs. Lynch possesses 32 years of experience in teaching and learning at the middle school level with eight of the years being devoted to the world of administration. Both leaders are excited to have the opportunity to shape education in Waterford and lead a dedicated staff of professionals in sustaining school improvement and fostering a positive, safe and peaceful school climate.
School goals are driven by the careful analysis of student performance data and school learning objectives stress depth of knowledge and promote student independence as a learner. The administration shares a collaborative approach to developing common professional growth plans that use resources, activities, and leadership experiences within and outside of the school. All stakeholders are included in the collaborative effort to meet all students’ individual learning needs. Responses to families model a two-way communication system that supports frequent, proactive, and personalized communication about student performance and learning. We are always willing and available to discuss any concern of our students, teachers, parents or community members!
We attend national affiliations, attend relevant professional development as well as coordinate and facilitate such experiences for our staff, and serve active roles within the Waterford community. We invite community members to visit our school and view first-hand the high level of engagement our students are fortunate to experience on a daily basis.
James M. Sachs
Mrs. Lynn Lynch