I am honored to be the Principal at Wells Middle School. I am eager to continue the work towards academic success for our students and the excellence already established at Wells.
This school year will begin my 25th year in education. Originally from the Tampa Bay area of Florida, I served in the US Army and received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Florida International University in Miami. I've taught 4th grade in San Francisco and Union City. While teaching, I received my Master’s Degree from the Principal’s Leadership Institute at UC Berkeley. After seven years of teaching, I started my administrative career. I've served as an Associate Principal in Castro Valley and a Principal in Newark. But now, Dublin is my home. My other educational work includes memberships on state committees for middle grades educators, for Equity, Achievement, & Diversity in Education, and I’m currently the President-Elect for Region 6 of The Association of California School Administrators.
My driving force towards student success is grounded in the belief that there are four critical elements that should be present in a school environment to help students reach their full academic potential. Those elements are; close and caring relationships with their peers and teachers, challenging and relevant curriculum and instruction, close cooperation and communication between families and school staff, and sustained, effective collaboration among teachers. These are the elements that will be present at Wells.
Please know that my door is always open. I sincerely welcome your conversations and input. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - I intend to listen and learn from all of you about what makes Wells such a wonderful place. Let us keep our students the primary focus of our work. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you.