Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  It is with great excitement that we prepare the class of 2021 for graduation in June. 
    As we begin this year, we turn to redefining our Mission and Vision in order to best meet the needs of the students we serve.  This will include a focus on Wellness, Equity and Engaging Instructional practices for all learners.
    I wish to encourage our Phoenix community to continue supporting our student programs and an instructional vision for students who are:
    • Independent, collaborative thinkers who embrace diversity (Respect).
    • Honest, empathetic, and passionate human beings of solid character (Integrity).
    • Globally aware citizens who serve their community (Service).
    • Respectful collaborators who honor the positive constributions and experiences of others (Empathy).
    As I begin my 30th year in public education, I am more convinced personally and professionally that our students are resilient in the very toughest of times, and remain positive and committed to furthering social justice.

    I graduated from The Ohio State University and began my career as an English and Drama teacher at La Contenta Junior High School in Yucca Valley. California.  I gained my Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University and subsequently moved to Virginia and taught at Broad Run High School.  I became charter faculty in 1997 at Potomac Falls High School where I was appointed as an Assistant Principal in 2002. In 2009, I was appointed as principal at Mercer Middle School where I served for four years. In 2013, I became the principal of Rock Ridge High School.  
    Being your principal is the pinnacle of my career and I will work to foster a school where students feel supported and successful.

    Go Phoenix!