August 6th, 2014
Dear Alisal Community,
I am delighted to have been chosen as principal of Alisal Elementary School. Ever since I was in third grade, I knew I wanted to be in education and I can’t think of a better place for that dream to continue than at Alisal. From the moment I stepped onto the campus, I knew Alisal was a special place.
I have been in education for nineteen years. I have taught every grade 1-8 except 2nd and 5th, been a literacy coordinator, an intervention specialist and an administrator at both the middle and elementary school levels. During all of this time, my goal has always been to recreate for students the types of wonderful school experiences I had myself as a child. To me, the thing that made my time in elementary school so amazing was the way my teachers made me feel about myself both as a person and as a learner. This is what I work towards every day and I strongly believe families are essential partners in the process.
This year, our focus on campus will be continuing to implement the Common Core State Standards. With the many changes in place for not only the way we teach and what we teach, but also the ways in which we will be assessing student learning, it will be critical for teachers and staff to work together to support not only each other, but all of our students as well.
As you start thinking about returning to school and you are running around doing all of the things this time of year requires, please feel free to take a minute to stop by and say “hi”. Although there are many things that need to get done prior to the start of the year, I am never too busy to take the time to hear about your summer, meet your students, and get to know you a little better.
As a parent myself, I understand the great deal of work involved in raising happy, healthy, successful children. Although at times it may seem an overwhelming task, when schools, parents and students all work together to make it happen, we succeed!
Looking forward to meeting and working with you all,
Alisal Elementary School