Education is a Journey
It is my honor to lead Emerald Park (EP) in the 2019-2020 school year. We always strive for excellence in our teaching and learning. If I have learned anything in three years here, it is that being a Navigator is a fabulous thing to be.
As a traveler myself, I know how important it is to be open to new experiences, while also working to establish good habits and routines. We set goals, celebrate achievement, honor our strengths and work to improve to meet standards. We are absolutely obsessed with achievement but also make time to sing and create together. This balance keeps the ship afloat.
EP operates using Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS). This means that we teach behavior expectations to all students and hold everyone in the building to high expectations. We highlight and reward expected behavior daily, hold monthly awards ceremonies, and week-long challenges like Fill Your Bucket Week. We believe everyone should be treated with respect and have an opportunity to restore harm if they cause it.
The Navigator Way
- Be responsible
- Act safely
- Show respect
- Exhibit grit
Exhibiting grit means never giving up, even when things are challenging. This mindset is a proven way to achieve, improve and excel – whether you are tackling a complex mathematics problem or trying to solve a dispute with a friend. When you put all of the Navigator Way values together, we call it “BASE” and you need to have BASE to succeed.
We believe in community and know that diversity is our strength. We can learn from each other to help our children grow and develop a life-long love of learning. I know that as we learn from and about each other, our journey becomes richer, creating a world we want our children to inherit.
Parent volunteers are important so that we can offer special events, field trips, arts and run effectively. You can be a role model for your child and the children of others. Your valuable time and energy are needed to continue programs and shape the future of the school.
Please volunteer to help students learn about the diverse world we live in and to see themselves as having an important role in its future. There are many ways to contribute whether it is serving on a committee, volunteering during the day, or getting involved with the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA).
Welcome to the Emerald Park community. Together we will help students navigate, learn and grow.