Sunday, December 17, 2017


Mrs. Deborah Tisdale, Principal

Welcome Message from the Principal

Dear Wilbur Cross Family,

It is my pleasure to greet you and welcome you to the 2016-17 school year.  I consider it a privilege to serve as your principal and I am looking forward to a successful year of learning.  I have served the Bridgeport Public Schools for more than 20 years as a 5th grade teacher, Assistant Principal, and now Principal.  I truly believe that all students are capable of academic excellence.  We will continue to provide the supports needed to make this philosophy reality. 

By building on the strategies that have been used in the past and developing new methods, we will reach our goal in providing a quality educational experience for our students.  Our staff is committed to partnering with parents, students, and the community to ensure that all of our students are successful academically, socially, and emotionally.

Wilbur Cross is a PBIS school.  Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) teaches students to be respectful and responsible as they become leaders in the school and the community.  Students will continue to earn “Cougar Coupons” that can be redeemed for various activities.

Finally, we solicit the support of our parents.  We hope that parents will use their skills at home and in school to help our students succeed. 

Feel free to stop by to meet or speak with me.  Together we can make a positive difference in the lives of our students.


Mrs. Deborah R. Tisdale, Principal