Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!
There is always something exciting about the start of a new school year and I look forward to welcoming our new and returning students. It is an honor to serve as the new principal at Meridian Middle School.
I am originally from Chicago Illinois and moved to Seattle, Washington with my family in 1985. I believe my main responsibility is to put our teachers in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children in the best possible position to succeed.
I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of Meridian Middle School this year and in the years to come. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my student-centered approach to support our students. Together with other stakeholders, I will promote student academic success and seek out opportunities and interventions that will assist in bridging the opportunity gap between equity and student achievement.
As we work our way through September and the rest of the school year, let us welcome and admire at the seasons’ changes. It has been said change is inevitable; growth is optional. I encourage you to help your students see and accept new situations and challenges as opportunities for growth. The beauty and strength of a growth mindset, helps prepare our students for the complex, diverse and challenging world they will encounter as adults.
Communication between home and school is more critical now than ever before. The foundation of this relationship is paramount and keeping those lines of communication open is essential. I will provide information to families and staff via:
- Skyward recorded messages
- School website
- School newsletters
Please keep in mind that the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve with each passing day.
Most of the answers to your questions can be found on the KSD Return Safely website.
I look forward to meeting all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.
Meridian Middle School