Dear Paradise Schools students, families, and community,
First and foremost, I am honored and excited to join Paradise Schools! This year marks my 41st year in education, which includes (21) years of teaching and (19) years as an administrator at all levels of education. I have been fortunate to work with dedicated educators at each stop along the journey.
Paradise Schools exist to guarantee a safe and caring environment where ALL students learn at high levels and graduate with options for post-secondary education careers and civic engagement. Our mission statement is at the center of the work we do every day. I believe there is no higher calling than serving students, staff, and our families.
For me, relationships are the heart of education. Rita Pierson, an educator that did a TED Talk with millions of views, says, "Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can be." I believe relationships are the foundation of a student's education. Our mission statement is "Every student, every day, prepared to meet life's challenges."
My wife Holly and I celebrated our 41st anniversary and have seven exceptional grown-up children. Our family enjoys adventure and being outdoors.
Thank you for the warm welcome, and I look forward to meeting you, and I am excited for the coming school year!