are committed to making Gettysburg a school that prepares students to succeed
in the real world. To do so, we will…
a safe and positive learning environment for all students
instruction to meet the needs of every student
that every child can learn and we can teach every child
a culture of respect
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am
excited to be your new principal at Gettysburg Elementary. I look forward to meeting
each of you and learning more about the Gettysburg community. My work in
education began over 20 years ago; 16 years as a classroom teacher and 4 years in
school administration. In 2014, I started my career in Clovis Unified as a 6th
grade teacher at Pinedale Elementary. The following year I became the GIS at
Pinedale and worked with the community for three years. In 2018, I had the
opportunity to become a Learning Director at Clovis High. I greatly enjoyed
serving the Clovis High community and learning about the history of excellence
and tradition that has been established in our area. I consider it a great
honor to continue to work in the Clovis High area as your principal and serve Gettysburg
Elementary. I am looking forward to an incredible year of learning, growing,
and coming together as a school community.
The theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “Take
Flight to Learning.” The Gettysburg team firmly believes that our
students are able to grow and learn at high levels in their academics and
character. The words that most accurately describe what we are trying to
accomplish are below in our Learning Manifesto.
Believe in yourself. You are a learning
machine. With time and hard work, you can get better at anything. Try new
things. Take risks. Make mistakes. Fall down and get back up. Ask questions.
Embrace the pressure. Feel the fear and dare greatly. Speak up. Bust out of
your comfort zone. Always remember that getting better is not pretty. That you
are going to be bad first. That growth comes from struggle. That skills are
built, not born-and they are yours if you earn them. Seek out challenges.
Appreciate obstacles. Learn like a scientist. Love the journey!
Thank you for your
willingness to partner with us as we strive to develop students in Mind, Body,
and Spirit. This website has been designed to provide you with information
regarding the operation of the school. I would also encourage you to download
the CUSD Mobile App for your smartphone. Please click on the following link to
get more information regarding the CUSD Mobile App https://www.cusd.com/CUSDApp.aspx
Should the need arise,
please reach out to your child’s teacher or the office with your questions,
concerns, or suggestions. Come join us on this journey!