Dear Parent(s) & Guardian(s),
It is with great honor, humility, and enthusiasm that I will serve your children as Principal of Galaxy Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. I am honored to continue the great history that has been established here at the home of the Rockets and I look to add value to these traditions. I am humbled to be given this opportunity to do my very best to meet the needs of every student on this campus. Finally, I am excited about the future and the path that I will lead our students, teachers, and school staff as we face the many opportunities that will be presented to our Rocket Nation.
The most important work that I lead this year will be to keep your most precious gift safe. That gift is your children as they come to Galaxy Middle School in search of knowledge, understanding, and social/emotional learning. My teachers, administrators (Academy Division Leaders/Assistant Principals), and staff will ensure that during this pandemic time we implement safe CDC practices to keep everyone on this campus safe. We will commit to clear communication of our practices and hold each other committed to the highest safety standards in conjunction with district support & following district protocols.
I will also commit my leadership to the work of ensuring that we Live our Vision of Ensuring that All our Students Receive a Superior 21st Century Education. We will do this by committing to five practices we know will increase student achievement that includes Ambitious Instruction, Ambitious Leadership, Collaborative Practices, Parent & Family Engagement, and Clear Vision & Mission. These Five Pillars will drive our student achievement in a positive direction with a high commitment to effective classroom practices to include standards aligned instruction, supporting a strong Culture for Learning, Increasing Student Engagement, Assessment Aligned to the Florida Standards, and developing a culture that is highly committed to evidenced based practices that work. This work will also be led by our Literacy Coach, Department Chairs, Academy Directors, and our Academy Division Leaders (assistant principals) who will be committed to Teaching, Leading, and Learning.
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leadership. I will work with School Leaders, Teachers, Parents, Staff, and Community Leaders to develop strong practices with those leaders' input as we move our community school forward.
I am excited about the work we have in developing our 21st Century learners, leaders, and future employees for our nation.
Galaxy Middle School
"Reach for the Sky so you can Touch the Stars."