Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am honored to be returning for my second year as principal of Marina Village Middle School. Marina Village has a history of excellence in serving students and the community and I am honored and proud to serve as the principal of this school. I also feel fortunate to be part of a community that is so dedicated to impacting the lives of students in such a positive way and I look forward to working with you in this most worthy endeavor. I look forward to getting to know your students and to watch them grow academically and socially throughout the year.
I have been working in education for 18 years. Before coming to Marina, I have taught at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. These experiences at various schools have developed and continued to reinforce a guiding principle for me that a science teacher at Camerado Springs put so succinctly, “It’s all about the kids.” Being student focused has been a touchstone for me in guiding my decisions and is a constant reminder to me of the importance of the work that we do. This philosophy is also a hallmark of Marina Village Middle School. I am grateful to be a part of a dedicated staff and district where the spirit of Ohana fills the school and community.
This year, Marina Village will begin implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) which will help us continue to provide a safe and effective learning environment for all students. The purpose is to establish a climate where behavior expectations are clear and appropriate behaviors are the norm. We will continue to teach positive behaviors throughout the year that will strengthen and support our Ohana.
Marina Village will also continue to provide a variety of enrichment classes and activities that allow our students to get connected and stay connected to our school community. Our Project Lead the Way science classes, music performance classes, leadership, art, advanced math, and sports are just a few of the enrichment opportunities that students can take advantage of while here at Marina Village. We encourage students to get involved and participate as a member of our Ohana.
We are excited about the final phase of construction here at Marina. Our construction project is almost finished and our new building is up and running with beautiful classrooms and resources. The PE courts are complete and we are just finalizing our landscaping. We are so grateful to our district and community that continue to provide amazing facilities for student learning.
I would like to welcome everyone back to school and feel fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community. I am privileged to lead such an outstanding school community, and know that this will be an outstanding year for our students. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns, or input at any time. GO MUSTANGS!!!!