Dear Northwood Middle School Community
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to you as I prepare to start my 1st year as your Principal at Northwood Middle School on July 1, 2022. I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to lead a school with such a rich tradition of growing diversity and educational opportunities! I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-five years now, and I have worked with a variety of students ranging from 4th grade through 12th grade. This will also be my 8th year in KSD. Before that, I spent 19 years in Federal Way Schools as a teacher and administrator. My most recent principalship is at Mill Creek Middle School from 2018 to 2022, where I am completing my 4th year.
Along with the teachers and staff, I promise to work hard to continue the legacy of whole-child success established by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will focus on character, social and emotional learning, and culturally relevant teaching as the norm at Northwood. Additionally, we will use data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous and engaging manner so that we can continue to increase student achievement for each student.
All of us at Northwood Middle School are ready and excited to begin what promises to be a great year! This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here as a Jaguar! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My is door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. Lastly, I want to thank Sherilyn Ulland for being such a great Principal to follow. Because of her leadership over the years, I am coming into a well-organized and successful school! I will keep this tradition going and we will soar to great heights!
I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Northwood meet their goals and have a successful school year!