Dear Sponsors and Faculty,
I am honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Albritton Middle School. I am a native of North Carolina, and I began my teaching career in 2001. I started my school leadership career as a North Carolina Principal Fellow in the Onslow County School District. My career with DoDEA started in 2011, where I served in school leadership positions in the Pacific South and Europe East Districts. Wherever my location, throughout my 11 years in school leadership, there has been marked improvement in student growth and achievement.
I firmly believe that students are a school's priority. I work daily to make a difference in lives of students. I believe that all students have the potential to learn and with the right stimulus, all students can achieve success. A quote from Rita Pierson guides my relationships with students..."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". The establishment of relationships, academic rigor and relevance instills a confidence which helps students believe they can learn. With the support of Albritton faculty and community partners, it is my goal to make a difference in the lives of our students.
As the instructional leader of Albritton Middle School, I will work to help teachers see the "big picture." By disaggregating data school-wide and through the use of professional development sessions, focus collaboration, and school improvement teams, our staff will work together in determining instructional goals, interventions, and best practices for all of our students. I expect and work hand-in-hand with teachers as they are empowered to use data to plan lessons and differentiate instruction. This team approach will promote student growth and achievement. I will offer my heart and soul to our school. I am honored to use my skills to expand the solid foundation that exists at one of the most prestigious DoDEA schools, Albritton Middle School.
I have an open-door policy! I desire to meet with families and share open, two-way communication as the school and families work together for the benefit of our children. I look forward to meeting students, families and staff on January 6, 2020. Enjoy the holidays!
At Albritton Middle School we live our motto: Every Student Matters and Every Moment Counts.