I am delighted to be the principal of Westwood Charter Elementary and feel fortunate to be working with such an exceptional group of students, families, and staff members since the summer of 2013. Our vision of quality education has remained constant, as has our belief that students need to triumph academically, socially, and emotionally. Westwood is a collaborative community of learners where students develop skills to become critical thinkers and responsible global citizens, where they are compassionate, inclusive, resilient, perseverant, resourceful, and ethical. We value our students’ social-emotional development as much as their academic development.
Our school community is based on collaboration—between students, teachers, and our community. Parent involvement is welcomed and an integral piece of the Westwood family. Through generous donations from parents and community members we are able to provide classes in visual arts, music, gardening, dance, computer science, and physical education. Our integrated curriculum provides our students a rich balanced curriculum that celebrates the whole child.
I believe students’ interests and curiosity provide intrinsic motivation that lead students on a road of life-long learning with teachers as facilitators. As an administrator, I encourage students and teachers to meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, values diversity, and encourages problem-solving collaboration. I am excited to lead our community and for all of the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead.