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Message from the Principal
18 August 2016
Dear Bohannon Family,
It is my sincere honor and pleasure to become the newest member of the Bohannon Middle School Community, and I am excited about beginning my tenure as your principal. Bohannon enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence-- the result of a strong partnership between the school staff and parents; our community is rich and cares deeply about the education of our students, and I know that collaboratively, we will continue to provide our students great educational experiences, and create new opportunities for growth and success! During my week with Bohannon, I have already come to value the close working relationship between the school and the community, and the laser focus on what is best for our young people. I am truly honored to be chosen for this position and am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff and families to provide top-notch educational programs.
I strive to be a highly collaborative educator, and extend an open invitation to come visit our school and get to know me. As I feel my most important work is with students and teachers in classrooms, I may not always be readily available, but I do value the voices of every member of our community, so please contact our fabulous office staff if you would like to meet and visit.
A little (very little!) about me: As my husband of 18 years was in the U.S. Air Force, we moved around quite a bit, so I have had the opportunity to serve as an educator in many different communities across the country. When Jeff retired six years ago, we moved to my home town of San Francisco; before coming to S.L.Z.U.S.D., I worked as an administrator in Pacifica, CA. This year will be my 16th in public education, and my ninth as an administrator. Prior to coming to join the Bohannon staff, I had the great good fortune of spending two years working with the talented folks at Arroyo High School as one of their assistant principals. This was a terrific learning opportunity for me, and I grew familiar with the San Lorenzo community and school district, and have worked on initiatives such as Restorative Practices, academic discourse, equity and college and career readiness. As an administrator, I have been both a principal and assistant principal, and have worked in elementary, middle and high school, and love each for different reasons. Among my prior duties as an English teacher, I worked for three years as an instructional coach for the Laramie County School District in Cheyenne, WY; my work there focused on literacy, and moving an urban middle school out of school improvement status for the first time in seven years.
I deeply appreciate the contributions of all members of our community, and believe philosophically that we are all teachers, and have a shared purpose of educating our kids so they have many choices as they move on into their adult lives. Finally, I am committed to serving students with special needs and the staff who work closely with them, and providing these students with challenging curriculum and learning opportunities. I very much look forward to continuing the amazing work that has been happening at Bohannon, and getting to know our students and families. If you have not yet had the time to stop by, please do make the opportunity.
So, here is a warm welcome back to you, and best wishes for another wonderful and successful year for our school community, and best wishes for the 16-17 school year!
Bohannon Middle School
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