Graduation 2018!

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  It is with great excitement that we prepare the class of 2019 for graduation in June. 
    Our approach to year five will focus on furthering Personalized Learning and Wellness for all of our nearly 2400 students.  In partnering with Sources of Strength and We Are All Human, students and staff alike with work to make Rock Ridge a safe community for all.
    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).
    • Creative problem solvers who are resilient critical thinkers (Excellence).
    As I begin my 28th year in public education, I am more convinced than ever that our future is bright.

    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!