Philosophy of Education
It is my honor to be the principal of Arrowhead Elementary School. My philosophy of education is simple. I believe all children can excel. The key is taking the learning to their level and building from that point. The trick is tapping into their strongest learning modality and not giving up until you find it. The challenge is making learning meaningful by forming connections to their lives and experiences. The joy is convincing them they are deserving of love and respect, and capable of achieving anything they believe they can achieve. The reward is being part of this wondrous process.
My objective is to obtain the resources necessary to meet the needs of widely diverse students to be successful in a rapidly changing future. I pledge to empower teachers to make the best possible difference for every student, every day. I look forward to working as a team with parents, students, teachers, staff, and the community to give our children the exemplary education necessary for success.
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, Bachelor of Science in Education 1978
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, Master of Arts in Education 2002
Chapman University, Phoenix, AZ, Master of Administration in Education 2003
Pride of Peoria 1996
National Blue Ribbon Award 2001
Education’s Unsung Hero 2002
Recipient of over $100,000 in grant money for Award winning programs including
Thrill Seekers and Apache Blaze Publishing Center
Arizona Educational Foundation Top Ten Teacher of the Year 2003, AEF Top Five Teacher of the Year 2004