Dear Country Club Community,
I am delighted to have been appointed the principal of Country Club Elementary. It is my firm belief that families are an essential partner in establishing a strong and positive school culture for learning. From the first time I set foot on campus, I knew this is a special place and I am excited to get to know everyone and become a part of the school’s community of learners.
I have been in education for twelve years as an elementary teacher, an elementary teacher leader, and an assistant principal at the middle school level. Prior to education, I was in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry. I received my teaching credential from Saint Mary’s College and found my passion and a career that works perfectly for our family. I consider it a privilege to work with fellow educators for students and their families to help students grow into happy, successful individuals.
My love for learning has led me to recently receive my master’s of arts in education from Saint Mary’s. My graduate research involved studying teacher collaboration, which I believe is the key to student success in schools. Students benefit a great deal when teachers collaborate with each other to navigate the new Common Core Standards. We will also need to involve parents and students in the implementation process to ensure the continued growth at Country Club Elementary.
I live in Walnut Creek with my wonderful and supportive husband Josh and our two amazing children Hannah and Keith. We are fortunate to have extended family that helps get everyone to rugby games and piano lessons. Being a parent has helped me understand the monumental effort it takes to keep the family engine running every day. From homework, to sports, to getting them to bed on time, it’s a great (and often exhausting) ride.
We have a new process for volunteers to sign up and ensure the safety of our students. More information will be coming soon to make sure everyone is informed of the new procedures to be able to volunteer in classrooms, drive on field trips, and chaperone overnight trips.
The year ahead will be filled with lots of learning and fun!