Dear High Desert Middle School Families:
I wanted to take this opportunity to communicate how humbled and honored I am to be the new principal at High Desert Middle School.
It is truly exciting to become a part of this amazing community.
Each and every staff member that I had the opportunity to visit with, shared that the two best characteristics of HDMS are the students and the dedicated educators in the building.
I can't tell you how impressed I am with those comments, and I am excited to work with the HDMS staff and families over the course of this school year.
Public education has been a part of my life for the past 28 years, and this leadership position is a dream for me. I was a teacher and coach for 21 years prior to pursuing a school leadership role, and I have been extremely fortunate to work with some incredible mentors that taught me about the importance of SERVICE LEADERSHIP. Service leadership is about serving staff so the staff can serve the students every day. I also understand the importance of serving "you," the parents and guardians, so we can help your kids learn and grow to become great young men and women of character, and be prepared for the high school level. We will help all kids to be prepared for that next step, and if we work together as a team, it will be an amazing journey for "our" kids.
Please put on your calendar OPEN HOUSE at High Desert Middle School on September 17th at 6:00 p.m. We will begin promptly at 6:00 with introductions in the caftereia, and then you will have an opportunity to meet each teacher that your son or daughter has class with during their school day. I would love to see you all there on the 17th.
I look forward to meeting you all. If you need to contact me please come by High Desert or call anytime.