Website greeting- June 2015
Greetings Woodland Park Middle School! I am honored to be blessed with the opportunity to join the bulldog family and be your new principal. By definition, the word “principal” means “the leader of a school; the head administrator”, but to me it means “servant”. I see my role as a steward for the students, staff, and families. The world of education is rapidly evolving in complexity and rigor, and I find it essential that I create an environment where teachers can thrive, students can explore and grow, and parents can engage in this new learning environment.
Middle School can be a challenging time for many students and often it is easy to overlook this period of time and only focus on high school. However, middle school is also an extremely important time for the social-emotional and academic development of students. It’s essential that as a school, we provide a nurturing environment where students feel safe and supported. To achieve this, I feel strongly that schools and parents should work together to provide students the skills necessary to be successful in high school and beyond.
With this goal in mind, I have created opportunities where I can meet directly with parents and learn what they want for their students (children). This summer, I’ve planned three “Coffee Chats” at the Starbucks patio on Twin Oaks and Discovery next to CSUSM on June 23rd, June 30th, and August 4th from 8-9:30am. I invite any parents to join me and begin this exciting journey into the 2015/16 school year.
Please have a safe summer!