Thanks for privilege of serving as West Ridge Middle School principal
Thursday, November 15, 2012 | | 14
It was a true privilege and an honor to be principal for the past nine years at West Ridge Middle School. I have been in education for 31 years and have never worked with a more student-centered, loyal, hard-working and talented staff. WRMS has exceptional educators and are the reason why our school was ranked as among the state’s best for the past several years.
Our WRMS special education staff was second to none, and the attention we paid to those students that were at-risk was ranked among the best in Central Texas. We built a school that was safe and had one of the best anti-bullying programs in the area. Parents certainly want a strong rigorous yet developmentally appropriate curriculum for their children that we provided at WRMS. Just as important, they want to send their children where the staff and teachers truly care about them, set the academic bar high and provide various programs that teach the whole child. The parent community is highly involved and supportive of our school and all that we do for their children. WRMS has that perfect recipe and balance for success.
My hope is that the new WRMS administration realizes and celebrates the immense talents and gifts that each of you as a staff provide the students at WRMS. I hope they will provide you with the tools that will allow you to do your job without being micro-managed.
Although I would have desired to end my career at WRMS around all of you and the WRMS community, I must now move on for my family, my spirit and myself. I am thankful for Dr. John Carter and all the wonderful Westlake High School staff that has welcomed me and is making my transition to the high school a good one.
Thank you teachers, aides, counselors, secretaries and support staff for the difference you make at WRMS. You are WRMS and will no doubt lead and carry out that WRMS spirit we created together the past decade. I wish you all the very best this school year and for the rest of your careers in education. Always treat each other right, with dignity and respect, and in an honest, genuine and truthful way. That is the Wildcat Way.
WRMS former principal
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