Dear Rim Of The World School District Staff and Families,
It is my pleasure to officially introduce myself to all of the partners in learning that support our great School District. I consider it a true privilege to have been appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools and to serve this great School District. Most recently, I served as the Superintendent of Temple City Unified School District for the past 3.5 years. I have been a public educator for 25 years, serving as a classified aide, Biology / Chemistry, Physics teacher, counselor, and then as a teacher, building administrator, and central office administrator in the Northampton Area School District. Additionally, I was involved as a coach and activity advisor for many years. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Education from Michigan Technological University in Michigan, followed by a Masters's degree in Adolescent & Family Counseling and Administration. I further continued my education by earning a doctorate degree in Administration & Leadership from the University of Southern California.
I wholeheartedly value the families, staff, programs, and services that make this District an outstanding place to live and work. I am committed to building upon past practices to ensure that current and future students have opportunities to explore their interests and find their true passions. In addition to the robust educational program, it was the level of staff commitment and community involvement that drew me to this school district. As a resident of Lake Arrowhead, I regularly experience a sense of community pride, neighborly connections, and a family-oriented atmosphere.
Over the past few weeks, I have met numerous administrators, teachers, and staff members who were extremely welcoming and helpful. Not only did I meet with these individuals, but I also toured each school, researched information, collected data, and reviewed various documents from various areas of district operations. As I begin my time within the District, I intend to focus on several areas including, but not limited to:
● Developing a comprehensive pandemic recovery plan that focuses on continuous improvement and the social-emotional and academic needs of our students, staff, and families.
● Continuing to expand equity initiatives that support the needs of students, staff members, and families from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
● Evaluating the efficiency of all district operations to ensure that all resources are used effectively.
● Maintain and develop rigorous teaching, learning environments, learning opportunities, and a sense of belonging o ensure that our staff and students have the access they need to be successful.
My goal is to assist students in reaching their dreams and achieving success in all facets of their lives. This is an exciting time for the Rim Of The World Unified School District, and I am looking forward to the continual growth and development in the coming years ahead. I hope to meet as many members of the community as possible in the coming months, but first and foremost, I do wish that you all have a wonderful and restful summer vacation.
Best wishes to you and your family, and I can't wait to meet you as we begin the 2022-2023 school year.
With Great Pride,
Superintendent of Schools
Rim Of The World Unified School District