Heather Gentry Principal of EIS

 Heather Gentry


Essex Intermediate School


Dear Essex Intermediate School Students, Parents, and Community Members,

I want to warmly welcome each of you to the 2016-2017 school year at Essex Intermediate School! I look forward to working with our dedicated staff to help provide the best educational experience for all of our students. I also look forward to partnering with our families and community members to ensure a positive and productive year together. At EIS we are incredibly proud of the successes our students experienced during the 2015-2016 school year, and we are excited to build on these accomplishments during the 2016-2017 school year.

At Essex Intermediate School we maintain the shared vision of Essex County Public Schools. This vision states:

In partnership with our students, faculty, staff, parents, and the community, Essex County Public Schools is committed to creating a Pathway to Excellence by promoting a positive, student-focused culture striving for continuous improvement that meets the academic, athletic, artistic, and career-occupational needs of all our students by guiding, inspiring, celebrating, and teaching our students as we equip them to meet the challenges of a global society.

The opening words in our vision discuss the need for a partnership among our stakeholders. At EIS we want to extend a special, year-long invitation to our parents and community members to join us at school activities and events. We want, we need, and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education. This involvement is the key to the success of our students during their intermediate school years.

I believe teamwork and open communication are vital to a child’s success, and I know that together we will work to ensure a positive and productive learning environment for our students. Please feel free to contact me at (804) 443-3040 or with any questions. I want to thank each of you for the opportunity to work with your children every day. I am truly honored and humbled to be entrusted with this responsibility. Together we can make each day a great day of learning for each child.

Best regards,

Heather Gentry
Essex Intermediate School Principal