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    Fort Island Families,


    On behalf of my entire family, I would formally like to introduce myself to all students, staff, and families in the Fort Island Primary School community. For the past eleven years, I have been working in a variety of roles in the Copley-Fairlawn City School district. From teacher to administrator, and what seems to be everything in between, I have enjoyed every minute spent in this district watching our students grow emotionally and academically.  I am incredibly thrilled to continue the legacy that has been built over the years to make Fort Island an exceptional school. 


    To give you a brief overview of my life, my wife Kathryn and I are proud residents of Copley Township, and we have two daughters, Maddie, two and a half, and Reese, who is all but two weeks old. Throw in two 70lb dogs, Boomer, and Beau, and you have one exciting household. I am a proud University of Akron alum with a Bachelor's in Education majoring in Physics, as well as Earth Science, and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. As mentioned above, I have spent the last eleven years at Copley High School, where I held a variety of academic and athletic positions. Some of these positions included: science teacher and department chair, coach of multiple sports, Dean of Students, and most recently, Assistant Principal.  


    Regardless of my role in the Copley-Fairlawn City School District, my number one mission is to put children first and care for them every day. In doing this, I place a significant emphasis on relationships, trust, and communication. I genuinely believe in an "open-door policy"  and welcome students, staff, and parents to drop in anytime or reach out via email at brian.falhamer@copley-fairlawn.org.


    As the end of the school year approaches and the uncertainty of what the fall will bring, one thing is sure is that I am overwhelmingly excited to take on this new role as the building principal. I look forward to meeting all students, staff, and parents in the Fort Island family. Please tune in to the new Fort Island YouTube Channel below for updates throughout the year. You can find the link below and make sure to subscribe, bookmark, or save the site for future events and updates. Go Indians!

    Fort Island YouTube Channel


    Brian Falhamer