As the Principal of Olalla Elementary School, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to be a member of this outstanding school community. I will continue to work toward inspiring academic achievement and cultural excellence that will result in a collaborative partnership between the school, staff, parents and community. I look forward to working with the dedicated staff, families and community to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
A walk through our school will reveal dedicated and professional staff members who have high expectations for themselves and their students. Our staff members are not only devoted to their own professional growth and learning; they are skilled at what they do, and they combine this skill with a love for teaching our children. Our vision, resources, staffing, and school goals all focus on the needs of the whole child. Staff members ardently support all children regardless of ethnicity, learning style, disability, or entry skills. With our close-knit family, every child receives the attention they deserve. We labor diligently each year, ensuring our students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. We endeavor to nurture hope in our students’ hearts. We embrace the belief that every child will succeed when they have meaningful, sustainable relationships with caring adults who believe in them. We begin each day with our school-wide pledge: “I am a Kid at Hope. I am talented, smart and capable of success. I have dreams for the future, and I will climb to reach those goals and dreams every day. No exceptions!” Our Olalla community focuses on the whole child and ensures that ALL students will reach their highest potential academically, emotionally and socially.
At Olalla, we realize that the job of educating our children isn’t just the responsibility of our school and its teachers, but the entire community. We believe that children benefit most from educational programs when their families are actively involved in their schooling. Our staff’s efforts are bolstered by numerous community volunteers who are part of our extended family, including organized programs like WATCH DOGS, PALS and Terrific Kids. There are endless opportunities to volunteer and be involved at Olalla. We work closely with our families to ensure we are all doing what is best for our children. We appreciate your thoughts, insights and encouragement as you join with us in working with your children. We look forward to your partnership!
In closing, I am very honored and privileged to serve as the principal of Olalla Elementary, and I look forward to work in partnership with you in making this year and future years positive, engaging, and successful for all of our children. I’m sure that if you haven’t discovered this already, you’ll come to see what I see—that the Olalla school community truly is an extraordinary place.