I want you to know how honored I am to have been selected as the new principal of Arroyo del Oso Elementary and I am looking forward to working with each of you as we move into the new school year. This school is an absolute gem thanks to caring and dedicated families, community, and staff.
I know that selecting a principal, especially under these circumstances, was not an easy task. You have invited me into your family and I take that responsibility very seriously. My door is always open and I welcome hearing from you.
I come to Arroyo from Governor Bent Elementary School and before that Zia Elementary School where I served as their assistant principals. Prior to that, I worked as a teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, where I taught language arts, reading intervention, social studies, and gifted English for 10 years. I also taught humanities at Roosevelt Middle School.
I grew up in Louisiana and started my own education at Boston University before traveling to New Mexico in 1997. My bachelor’s degree is in elementary education and I hold a level III teaching license for K-8. My master’s degree is in secondary education and I have completed my Education Specialist (Ed. S) certification through UNM. I am also the lucky mother to a third grader (Frank) and a first grader (Pepper). Now I am thrilled to join the ADO family as your administrator so that I can continue to support the magnificent teaching and learning that is taking place here.
To steal some wise words from coach Phil Jackson, “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” I am proud to be joining this vibrant and committed team of educators, students, families, and community members and I invite you to let me know how I can be of service to you and your children this year. We all know that communication is the key to a successful partnership between home and school, so I hope you will not hesitate to reach out to me if I can assist you or your family in any way.
Here is a link to more information about the PARCC Exam.
Here are also some links for you to be able to go and find more information on the PARCC Exam.
New Mexico Public Education Department
Please keep reading these important newsletters. New Mexico PTA will provide all information we have to you about these exams. This is a big change for New Mexico Students and being prepared at home is one of the crucial steps in making this test a success!