I believe that kids want to learn, are capable of learning, and learn constantly as a natural process. My mission is to create an environment of mutual respect that celebrates the learning process, instills self-sufficiency, inspires curiosity, honors differences, and prepares all student for life after our classroom.
Our students will be entering a different world than students just twenty years ago. We need not look beyond our own backyard to confirm it. No community is immune to the integration of technology into our everyday lives, the shifting job opportunities that present themselves, and the speed at which change occurs.
If the primary responsibility of schools is to prepare our students for the future, we must change along with society. Since change is the only constant, students must be prepared to thrive in a world of change. The future will belong to those who can think on their feet, those who can address and solve unforeseen and often unpredictable problems in creative ways, and those who do not give up in the face of adversity.
I want to encourage students to read, talk, be curious, take risks, learn from their mistakes, be empathetic, think critically, be creative, and play.