I am excited to be the Principal of Syracuse Junior High School. A little over 30 years ago, I began my teaching career in the Davis School District. I find it interesting to note, that in my first full year of teaching, the Syracuse Junior High building was completed and students started attending classes as Seahawks. Essentially, this worthy building and my career are the same age! I feel at home and welcomed by an edifice that has seen as much education during its lifetime as I have seen during my career. It is a peaceful, satisfying feeling.
I am married and have five adult children. Each of my children had a vastly different experience in junior high school at two different junior high schools in the Davis School District. I can relate to just about any concern that parents might have with the experience their children are having in school. I have learned a lot about early adolescent learners through university study as well as first-hand experience. However, I don't have all of the answers.
I have been a principal since 1998. I care about the overall experience that students have in school, and I constantly consider the impact that each of my decisions will have on the students I serve. I love working with this age group and I know the profound impact that adults (parents, teachers, etc.) have on young teenagers.
I wish you and your family the best as we go to school together as Syracuse Seahawks!