#MAGIC ~ Making Learning Visible ~ Analysis & Action ~ Graduate Outcomes ~ Instruction GIFT ~ Collective Efficacy
Welcome students, parents, staff members, board members, families, and friends, it is with great honor that I introduce myself to you all. I am super excited to be joining the Pride as the Principal for the 2018-2019 school year. I would like to share with you my background and my vision for the community that makes up Golden Valley Elementary. I have worked in the Cutler-Orosi school district since the year 2000. I began my path in education as a substitute teacher, 4th grade teacher at Cutler school, 6th grade teacher at Golden Valley, Resource Teacher/Literacy Coach, Learning Director at both Golden Valley and Palm School. I strongly believe that these experiences have prepared me to lead and work collaboratively with the students, staff, and parents that make up Golden Valley. It is my vision to continue the great things that are currently happening at Golden Valley and enhance the great work with #MAGIC. #MAGIC is the theme for the school year. Making #MAGIC happen everyday is what will help us provide the best to our students. Making #MAGIC happen everyday entails 5 components:
M - Make Learning Visible - We can hear it, and see it
A - Analysis and Action - Data Driven Instruction
G - Graduate Outcomes - Preparing students for College/Career/Community
I - Instruction - GIFT - Great Instruction - Literacy is King
C- Collective Efficacy - A staff’s shared belief that through their collective action they can positively influence student outcomes
If you believe it, you will see it.
I am excited to be joining an outstanding staff and I look forward to working closely with parents to form strong home/school connections. 2018-2019 is going to be a great year, it's an exciting time to be a LION! I have no doubt that Golden Valley will be at the forefront of academic excellence. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you all.