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We continue to closely monitor wildfire activity around our community in partnership with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. Firefighters have done an outstanding job closing the spread of the Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon Fires, and we are incredibly appreciative of their hard work and dedication to protecting our communities. We must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity, particularly with high winds forecasted for this afternoon through Thursday morning. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has requested that we extend our closure of in-person learning at school in Lyons through the end of this week.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
It is an honor to be the leader of such a wonderful place for students, teachers, parents and community members.
Through my journey as an educator, I have become sensitive to the needs and attention necessary when working with students, teachers, and parents. I have worked in many educational settings, such as: private school, day care, residential treatment, and public schools. I have held the role of teacher, early childhood administrator, counselor and parent. Through all these varied roles and environments, I have come to know two truths. All students can learn at high levels and it takes collective responsibility from everyone to make that learning a reality.
I have an affinity for formative assessment data and utilizing it to make evidence based decisions on behalf of students. When we know better, we do better. These data help us know better so we can do better for our students. Being a strong instructional leader is one of the most important jobs a principal gets the privilege of doing. I believe a school administrator should also be an excellent listener and communicator with a zeal for motivating others and leading teachers through a very challenging time in public education.
Through my Doctorate of Education in K-12 Education Leadership, I am current on the most recent research and understand the urgency around our time with our students and how important it is to be using the highest yield strategies possible. The sacrifices required of me in the years that it took to earn a doctorate degree revealed a whole different level of grit and determination that I never knew existed in me AND my family!
I have been fortunate to work with the teachers at Centennial Elementary through my prior role in St. Vrain as District Response to Intervention Coordinator. It is quite evident that the teachers at Centennial are relentless for their students. I was struck by the passion and the lengths the teachers were willing to go in order to meet their student’s needs. There was definitely a sense of collegiality that is topnotch. Because of these previous interactions at Centennial, when I saw the job opening I was immediately excited by the potential of leading this staff. I look forward to getting to know each and every member of the Centennial family!