April 25, 2017
It is with great enthusiasm that I submit this LMAP update. As many of you may know, on April 19 the St. Paul City Council voted unanimously to deny the appeal for Linwood’s variances submitted by a group of opponents. We are excited to be moving forward with the first phase of construction this summer. I will provide updates to our community as we learn more about the next steps. I want to extend a special thank you for all of the support extended from LMAP Advocates and our growing coalition of St. Paul residents. Your support has been immeasurable in affirming the great work happening at LMAP.
Additionally, MCA testing season is in full stride. The testing window for the MCAs will be open at LMAP until May 12 when the science portion is completed by fifth and eighth graders. For elementary classes testing, specific dates and times are communicated through the classroom teacher. For the upper campus, see the calendar below for remaining testing dates.
Lastly, the LMAP Annual Spring Carnival hosted by the LMAP PTA will occur on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the upper campus. Sign-up for volunteer shifts will be communicated this week. Thank you to the LMAP PTA and the many volunteers that make this annual event a success.
We look forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming events.
Bryan E. Bass, Principal
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
It is an honor to become a member of this outstanding school community. Linwood Monroe Arts Plus (LMAP) celebrates a rich history of arts-infused education for all learners.
As a long-time educator I have extensive experience in leading schools that embrace the arts. This experience has driven my belief in the power of the arts to transform educational outcomes for all students.
Most recently, I have served as principal of Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in the East Metro Integration District. I have also served as principal of Brooklyn Center Junior/Senior High School, where I was a part of a leadership team that created an arts magnet program. This program twice won Magnet School of Excellence Awards from Magnet Schools of America.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College, a Master of Arts from Saint Mary’s University, and an Education Specialist degree and licensure from the University of Saint Thomas. I expect to complete the dissertation for a Doctor of Education degree at St. Cloud State University this autumn.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Katherine and our two daughters, competing in events and races such as marathons and triathlons, and listening to live music.
I look forward to serving the LMAP school community as your new principal.
Bryan E. Bass