David Lewandowski
Assistant Principal

Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 School Year!  We are overjoyed to have our Bel Air Panthers back learning with us after the summer break.  This year will look different than previous years, but one thing is for sure, there will be plenty of learning going on no matter how the student is receiving their instruction.  Many of our students will start the school year off, in virtual classrooms!  Teachers will be conducting live lessons via Zoom in language arts and math everyday, in addition to this, students will have opportunities to view recorded Encore, science and social studies lessons, complete online assignments, projects, and modules in Canvas, receive small group and differentiated instruction, develop global thinking skills, and participate in community building class meetings.  Some students will receive in-person instruction and our staff members will be following all safety protocols and procedures to ensure students are healthy and safe while receiving their instruction.  I will be supporting all students virtually and in-person, please contact me for any questions, comments, or concerns.  The partnership between the school and the family at home is more critical than it ever was before.  By the school staff and parents/families collaborating, our students will achieve at a much higher level. 

Thank you,

David Lewandowski


What are Global Competencies?

There are ten (10) global competencies which drive the purpose for global learning. We focus on these competencies; the skills, attitudes and knowledge and who to develop these in our students in our global classrooms & school,  and at home.  When teachers apply a global lens to their instructional practices,  they are building global competencies in their students, thereby nurturing global citizens. ​Global citizens actively participate in their world to make it a better place. 
Please click on the links below to acquire a better understanding of global competencies.

Self Awareness 
Global citizens reflect on their own actions and attitudes and how those have been shaped over time.  They take responsibility for their perspectives and push themselves to learn more about the world. 

Respect for Differences 

Global citizens value diversity. They seek out multiple perspectives, understanding that they have much to learn from people who have different experiences.

Global Mindedness and Connection

Global citizens feel a deep connection to the world, the people and all cultures. They take responsibility for making the world a better place. 


Global citizens have a desire to learn about and experience the world.


Global citizens adapt to new things, places and experiences.

Effective and Appropriate Communication

Global citizens speak to lots of different people and find ways to ensure that everyone is understood. 

Analytical and Critical Thinking

Global citizens view the world through questioning and reflection.


Global citizens can respect other’s perceptions without judgment. 

Understanding of Global Issues
Global Citizens understand what’s going on in the world around them.

Intercultural Knowledge
Global citizens understand people from around the world and respect their cultural influences.