It is truly an honor to serve the students, staff, families, and community of Kelso. In this great district, I have had the privilege of serving as a high school mathematics teacher, assistant principal of Kelso High School, principal of Loowit High School and Kelso Virtual Academy, Title/LAP/ELL director, director of secondary education, director of teaching and learning, and superintendent. Throughout my career, I have focused on improving my individual practice and the collective practice of the systems I have worked with and led. It is my belief that as educators we must consistently analyze our practices and continue to learn, so we can create an education system that meets the needs of all students.
In Kelso, our goal is 100 percent: 100 percent of students that enter Kelso classrooms leave with a high school diploma and an intentional plan to further their educational and career objectives. We believe all our students have the potential for incredible growth as a result of learning opportunities we create for them. This belief comes from a dedicated team deeply committed to our district mission – to prepare every student for living, learning, and achieving success as a citizen in a changing world.
To accomplish that mission, we’ve outlined four goals in our Strategic Plan/Road Map. They are:
Career, College and Community Readiness