Elementary School Principal
I am looking forward to my second year as Elementary School Principal with great anticipation. The energy and spirit of the students and staff serves as a great encouragement as I consider the future of this great school. The overwhelming support from parents has been gratifying and I fully anticipate a stellar year from our TK -5th grade students. This year we will expand our ACES (gifted) program to include 3rd grade and provide additional time for these students to expand their horizons The Spanish Immersion program will include grades K5 -2nd this year. We will look to reward positive achievements in academics and behavior in a more aggressive way this year so that students can be properly recognized for excellence in these areas. Our new staff includes Andrea Gioeli as our new ACES teacher, Kelly Rogante in 2nd grade Spanish Immersion, Orpha Ortega in 1st grade Spanish Immersion, and Gillian Huneycutt will be transferring from 7th grade to K5. In addition we will have 3 new teacher assistants. Lourdes Rojas will be the 1st and 2nd grade Spanish Immersion assistant, Yolanda Rojas will be the K5 Spanish Immersion assistant, and Kendall Huneycutt will be a 2nd grade assistant.
I continue to be humbled by the opportunity to serve at HGCS. The staff is incredibly dedicated and every aspect of their work is Christ centered. Please know that I am available and accessible for any of your needs. The crucial point of a vibrant organization is a direct line of communication as well as open and honest dialogue about any concerns or initiatives that are set forth for the elementary population. We are again positioned to do great things and I am grateful to be a part of such a progressive institution. My prayer is that each family will embrace the opportunities that are provided and work with us to make 2018-2019 the best school year ever. Thank you for being a part of the challenges that are set before us and may God receive the glory for all that is done in His name at HGCS.