It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Burlington Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this note finds you happy, healthy, and looking forward to beginning a new school year together in August. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them a world-class learning environment.
I arrive at Burlington as a seasoned elementary teacher, instructional coach, and school administrator. In addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a mother and wife. In August, my son, Derek, begins middle school while my two adult children lead fruitful lives nearby. Our family loves traveling, watching and playing sports, and staying connected to family and friends.
The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 18th year in education. I have served communities in under-resourced schools in Thornton and Sheridan and a resource-rich school located in Broomfield County. Although I have always felt at home in the classroom, it is in my position as an elementary administrator where I have been most fulfilled in my life’s work. The elementary principalship provides me the chance to work collaboratively with teachers on a daily basis, while also remaining connected to young students learning and growing in the classroom. I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their powers to shape their future and the future of our community and our nation.
My conversations with district staff, school staff, and families over the last few months have brought me privileged insights into the core beliefs and values that underlie the St. Vrain School District. With my goal of continuing the tradition of excellence here at Burlington Elementary School, I am committed to fostering a collaborative school community that includes staff, parents, and students.
Although, this spring and summer have presented us with unexpected and uncharted situations and scenarios, I am confident that we will have a successful 2020-2021 school year.
To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all! I hope that you are looking forward to a new year. School may feel a little different this year, but rest assured it is going to be a fun year learning together!
In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.
Enjoy the remaining days of summer!
Burlington Elementary School