I am pleased and honored to have been selected as superintendent at North Mason. And look forward to getting to know our schools, our community and most importantly our students in the months to come.
Prior to coming to North Mason, I was an elementary classroom teacher in Central Kitsap and Salinas, California. I taught in alternative programs and the special education resource room in Fernandina Beach, Florida. In addition, I taught English as a Second Language at Central Kitsap High School and Central Kitsap Junior High. I also taught English as a Second Language through Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia to employees and families at Siemens. I have been a professional development consultant for SRA/McGraw-Hill and directed a teacher preparation program at the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools office in Camarillo California. I have been a middle school principal in Port Townsend and Walla Walla and most recently served as Executive Director of Leadership and Learning in Longview where I supervised principals, special programs, curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to be a member of education communities throughout the country. I have been a parent and a teacher, an advocate and an activist, a principal and a district administrator, but always a voice for opportunity for all children to succeed. As I get to know our schools, communities, and students my focus will be on listening and learning to strengthen relationships, programs and supports for student success. Our mission “To educate, empower and inspire all students” provides structure for our work together. Let’s keep this statement in mind as we work together to strengthen and create opportunities for our students.
As a team builder and collaborative leader, I expect to work closely with the school board, administrators, staff, teacher and classified union leadership, parents and community members in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and budgets. In addition, my work in the next few months will include building new partnerships to support the work of our schools and to ensure all parents and stakeholders have a voice. I look forward to becoming involved in organizations throughout the North Mason community. Civic and community organizations are strong supporters of schools and students and important partners in our work.
In North Mason, we have the resources and the opportunity to ensure success for all our students. Through their success we will ensure a strong future for our community.