July 1, 2020
I am honored and excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Maricopa High School! It is a privilege to have been selected to serve this community and I look forward to collaborating with the staff, students and families of MHS as we inspire our students through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and innovation.
As the daughter of a secondary English teacher and high school counselor, I was inspired to become a teacher early on. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Northern Arizona University and Masters’ Degree in Administrative Leadership from Grand Canyon University. For the past 20 years I have proudly served the diverse Northern Arizona communities of Holbrook and Winslow. In addition to being a dedicated educator, I am devoted to my family. I am a mother to three daughters and two dogs.
I am passionate about fairness, high standards and believing the best in people. I am committed to nurturing a safe and inviting environment that fosters discovery by allowing people to feel safe to learn and grow. I will always offer my best and will encourage others to do the same, particularly to our kids. I cherish this opportunity to be part of the diverse Maricopa community and join the #RamNation family. But, I am most excited about the work we will do together as we “prepare today's learners for tomorrow's opportunities”.
Stay safe and healthy,
Dear Maricopa High School Parents & Guardians:
I hope this finds you and your family healthy and well. As you know, the school closure was extended through the end of the school year. During this time, our goal is to provide you with support through flexible learning alternatives that will reinforce and enrich your child’s academic skills.
As we return from Spring Break, teachers and staff are preparing to roll out our Distance Learning Plan. Monday and Tuesday, teachers will receive training on ways to connect with their students remotely using Google Classroom and other online resources. Starting Wednesday, April 1st, we will begin offering resources to support learning at home. Teachers will use multiple mediums to deliver learning opportunities including paper and pencil, collaborative learning sites, and online or hardcopy resources. Your child may work at his/her own pace on the activities assigned to keep them engaged and focused through the end of the school year.
We know that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is different for every family, and realize you may have many questions regarding the weeks to come. Your child’s teacher will begin connecting with families this week to determine who needs additional support or non-digital/hardcopy materials.
Remember, curbside meal distribution is available at Maricopa High School from 10 AM-12 PM and will be located at 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave. Meals are free for children 18 years old and under. Children must be present to receive meals.
If you do not have access to a computer or internet, you can pick up hardcopy materials on Wednesday, April 1st between 12:00pm-2:00pm near the school library in front parking lot. If you need to make other arrangements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a graduating senior, we know your concern is heightened. We will be making contact with you to ensure your child is where they need to be with their classwork and to help them create a plan so that they have every opportunity to graduate on time.
I understand this can be a stressful time for our students and your family. Please know we are here to provide support and guidance and will do whatever we can to help make this a smooth process. We have counselors available to take questions or just listen. Remember to check our district website at www.musd20.org/coronavirus for easy access to updates.
We are committed to keeping the health and safety of our students and staff at the heart of every decision we make. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help your family during this difficult time.