Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  It is with great excitement that we prepare the class of 2023 for graduation in June. 
    As we begin this year, we turn to re-establishing the norms and expectations for a school that thrives on excellence.  In addition, we will include a focus on Wellness, Equity and Personalized Learning 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 contributions and experiences of others (Empathy).
    As I begin my 33rd 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 (ten years ago!), 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!