Welcome to Paradise PDS, Home of the Wildcats! I am so excited about all that the 2020-2021 school year has to offer our Paradise students and community. We have greatly missed being with our Paradise student leaders since March, and we are looking forward to all that the new school year has to offer. Our Paradise staff has been working hard to prepare for distance learning. We know that this school year will be a unique one, and we are ready for the challenge.
I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to serve as the principal of Paradise Professional Development School. Before my appointment as Principal of Paradise PDS, I was the Principal and Assistant Principal at Hancock Elementary School for five years. This school year will be my 19th year in the Clark County School District. Prior to being an administrator, I was a classroom teacher, learning strategist, and interventionist at the elementary school level. While in the classroom, I also worked as a new teacher mentor facilitator and a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Site-Leader.
I have two M.Ed. degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership) and a B.A. in Communication (Emphasis in Media) and a minor in English Literature from Wheaton College. I am a graduate of the Clark County School District, and it means a lot to be able to serve in our community. I am passionate about educational reform and excited at the opportunity to continue to work with the Paradise community to ensure all students are prepared to meet the changing demands of the university and workforce setting. As a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, his words “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future” consistently stay with me when working with our students and making decisions that impact their future and our school community.
When I am not working with our Paradise PDS students and staff, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dogs, Percy and Penny.
I believe that it takes a strong partnership between the school and home to ensure our students' success. Please stop by our school for a visit or reach out to me via phone or e-mail.
Cheers to a wonderful school year,