Dearest Fox Trail Parents, Students, Staff, and all Stakeholders,
It is with great pleasure, enthusiasm, and excitement that I join the Fox Trail Elementary Family! I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as the new principal of this remarkable educational community. In homage to Ms. Burgess' legacy, rest assured, we will continue to uphold the strong tradition of academic excellence that she pioneered for so many years. As she embarks on the next chapter of her life, I want to wish her well. She has left an indelible mark upon Fox Trail Elementary for which we will always be grateful.
As a lifelong learner, I adhere to the belief that learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. My experience over 13 years as an educator, administrator, and leader in the field of education has taught me the importance of necessarily instilling in scholars a growth mindset. A mindset that does not accept failure as defeat but rather as an opportunity to grow. One which advocates resiliency thus having a profound effect on their approach to challenges and the self-confidence to overcome them. Coupled with a love for learning, our scholars will be equipped with the tools to be a positive force in the world while preparing them for all of its challenges. My goal is for all scholars to feel supported and empowered to reach their fullest potential.
I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for the warm welcome I have received from the staff, students, and parents since my appointment. The enthusiasm and commitment to education that I have witnessed thus far have only confirmed what I already knew: Fox Trail Elementary School is a place of exceptional learning and growth.
During the 2023-24 school year, I encourage you to partner with your child’s teacher to establish and maintain open lines of communication. Attend family nights, SAC meetings, join PTA, and consider volunteering your time and talent to promote the development and overall positive experience we strive to provide daily.
Open communication and collaboration are critical to our success. Education is a shared responsibility. I am confident that establishing a strong relationship and partnership with each of you, will serve our scholars well. United, we will not merely sustain, but pave the way for even greater achievements in the future. In the words of Malcolm X, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
Know my door is always open!