I am very enthusiastic about my second school year as principal of West Heights Community Elementary School. We have had a great start to the 2019/2020 school year. I am excited to see the great things we have started as a school community, as they come to fruition moving in to 2020!
To name some of the exciting projects that we are working on so far this year: we have already raised around $12,000 for our inclusive playground. We plan to put in our first phase over the summer. We also have everything in place to start our school wide project early in the New Year. Moreover, we plan to have our school inclusive community garden operational by late spring. I cannot extend enough thank you to our entire school community (parents, PAC, students and staff) for contributing to all of the great things we are working to achieve this school year.
To give a little background on myself, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University (S.F.U.), and I pursued my Bachelor of Education through the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.). I believe strongly in life-long learning and completed my Master of Education in Leadership and Administration, with a partial focus in counseling, through Gonzaga University. I have over a decade of experience as an educator that spans from Kindergarten to grade 12. I have also taught both internationally and locally. As many of you know, I was the vice principal and acting principal of Heritage Park Middle School before commencing at West Heights last spring. Before that, I was a vice principal and principal at various elementary schools in the Cariboo.
My mission as an educational leader is to help students become industrious, confident and creative builders of their futures. My vision is focused on developing the whole student so that they can become well balanced, healthy individuals, who will contribute positively both inside and outside of our community walls. To achieve this, I promote physical activity, emotional well-being, proper diet and a strong sense of belonging.
I strive to facilitate an educational environment that helps students meet academic challenges with an openness to taking risks with enthusiasm, while learning to solve problems strategically. I strive to support the development of children who are thoughtful individuals that actively contribute a sense of community and compassion for all.
Here at West Heights Community Elementary School, we have a proud group of educators and students who are continually doing great things! I believe it is important to celebrate and acknowledge the developments and achievements our school. For this reason, I have created this blog so that parents and guardians can be updated monthly on the fantastic things that are occurring in our school. Please see the photos under my principal blog page to see some of the great things we are doing on a monthly basis.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call the school with any questions you may have. I look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year ahead!