Welcome to First Avenue, an amazing school with incredible staff, students and parents. I am honored to be serving as the principal of First Avenue, and I am also very excited †to continue the great traditions that have made First Avenue a place that serves our students so well. I have been at First Avenue for 16 years, the first 10 years as a teacher, and the last 6 have been as an assistant principal. As the new principal of First Avenue, I am extremely proud to be part of an organization that cultivates excellence while nurturing the development of each one of our students.
The First Avenue staff established long ago that the philosophy of whole child learning is best in educating adolescents. †To that end, our staff makes it possible †for every child to experience the many electives offered, including opportunities for every student to excel in the performing arts, industrial technology, home economics, fine arts, engineering, broadcast journalism, leadership and digital discourse. First Avenue is unique in providing our students with such a well-rounded education with many choices, while making sure that the academics are top notch.†
Middle school is a time of transition for our youngsters, which means students need an environment that emphasizes positive social and emotional development. In order for students to have a more meaningful experience at First Avenue I strongly encourage students to take full advantage of the many opportunities to connect to school, which include middle school sports, performances, WEB, peer tutoring, student council, and various clubs that take place throughout the year. Doing so will help students learn about responsibility and how to self-advocate, which are important life skills.†
We want to partner with you to help your child participate fully in this amazing approach to learning and encourage each one to develop their identity and creativity along with their academic skill. The development of both of these characteristics has shown that Spartans become leaders when they matriculate to the high school and beyond.†
I appreciate your support and I look forward to partnering with you to help your child get the best out of their middle school years as a First Avenue Spartan. Please donít hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.†