Welcome back for the 2018-2019 school year! It is an honor for me to serve the families as well as the staff of Indian Trail. I am looking forward to working with the 7th grade class and teams 6-1 and 6-3. This will be my first year as an administrator and my eleventh year in education. At I.T., we work collaboratively to provide our students with the best learning opportunities possible.
Providing the students with a safe and positive learning
environment is a priority of mine in this role as Dean of Students.
I am committed to nurturing a school community where all feel respected, safe, and valued so we can thrive as a school. My mission is to nurture and guide students towards becoming incredible young men and women while navigating the challenges they face throughout their middle school years. By establishing great relationships, I will support the whole-child development and by communicating directly and with sensitivity, to help do whatever it takes to make sure all students are successful both in and out of the classroom. With a fair, efficient, and thorough approach, we can help empower our students to be mindful and conscientious young adults who will learn to take ownership and responsibility for their social, emotional, and personal development and well-being. My door is always open, and I look forward to serving the I.T. community.
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am excited to be a member of the community at Indian Trail in Addison School District #4. This will mark my ninth year in education, but my first as Dean of Students. Prior to becoming an Indian Trail Brave, I was the Assistant Director of Educational Technology for a private school as well as having middle school math and science teaching experience. I am looking forward to putting my experience into action while working with the 8th grade class and the 6-2 Team this year!
By providing a safe and supported environment, our students will be in the best position to achieve success in their academics and their social emotional being. I am committed to developing an environment where students and staff are respected, safe, and valued.
In order for success in our students to occur, we must work as a team. I show every person respect and dignity just as I would hope they would show others and me. In doing this, my goal will be to create strong, productive relationships with students, parents/guardians, and staff members.
Communication with parents/guardians is a key component in achieving success. As I develop my relationship with each student, I hope to extend the relationship to the parents/guardians. As we work together, we will help develop the students into mindful, honest, responsible, trustworthy, and successful lifelong critical thinkers. This will increase their successes for both in and out of the classroom.
I look forward to serving the Indian Trail community and making this a great year!
Dean of Students