I believe all students can learn. To that end, I work hard to support students, staff and the community to give students the opportunity to prove it.
I decided to become a principal when I realized that I could facilitate learning for greater numbers of students as a principal. I still have the opportunity to work with students; yet being a principal, affords me the opportunity to guide professional development and make sure my staff and students have the resources they need for all to be successful.
Having taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, and summer and after-school programs, and having spent time as a math and literacy coach, and principal’s assistant, I realize the importance of having an open-door policy for all staff and the community.
I work to engage multiple community groups to assist with mentoring and to help families. I involve them in school functions and activities, as well as working with them to support our after-school academic and sports programs. Staff, families and community partners make up a triangle of support and influence that is vital to the success of all Garfield students.