Dear West Creek Hills Community,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the principal of West Creek Hills Elementary School. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead a school with dedicated staff, persevering students and a supportive school community.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 23 years. I began my education career as a long term substitute, special education teacher, in the Harrisburg City School District. I was then lucky enough to be hired by the Wellsboro Area School District where I spent my next 21 years in the roles of a health and physical education teacher, Assistant principal, Principal, Head of Athletics and curriculum director/assistant superintendent. In 2019, my family and I moved to Mechanicsburg where I served in the principal position at Good Shepherd School in Camp Hill, which unfortunately closed in June of 2020. I was recently hired by the East Pennsboro School District as the assistant director of special education.
I am thrilled to bring my experience and skills as an educational leader to West Creek Elementary and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
On a personal note, In addition to being an educator, I am also a father and a husband. My wife Lisa and I have three children; Michael, 23, a recent education major graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Collin, 20, a junior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an education major, and Emma, 16, a sophomore at Mechanicsburg High School where she plays volleyball.
I firmly believe that every child can exceed and that the cooperation between home and school builds trust and self-esteem in students. So our students can use their highest potential to shape their future, consequently, the future of our community. With my goal of advancing the culture of excellence here at West Creek, I am devoted to continually exploring new ideas to meet the needs of all students and to interact with parents and community members more efficiently. We will be meeting as the staff, and with parents and students throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement, school climate, and parent communication.
To our students, I cannot wait to see you all! I hope that you are excited for this coming school year. It is going to be a meaningful and fun year. We will be learning together to achieve the highest accomplishments.
To conclude, please remember that my door is always open to you. I sincerely welcome your conversation and input during this year. Let us keep our students the primary focus of our work. I can’t wait to celebrate our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.