August 17, 2017
Dear Ellis Community,
It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I reach out to introduce myself as your principal for the 2017-2018 school year. I have been with the The Denver Public Schools for the past 26 years. Initially, as a teacher, a literacy coach, and for the last 18 years as a school leader. My passion in working within education is the opportunity to serve diverse communities while keeping our core values at the forefront of my work to meet the needs of all students, teachers, and parents. Throughout my career, I have worked in schools that exemplified a great range of diversity, which include socio-economic status, ethnicity, gifted and talented students, students with special needs, and English Language Learners.
I look forward to serving the Ellis Community and working with our warm and caring staff who provide a holistic approach to the education of our children. We will continue to support the whole child by focusing on academic achievement, student growth, and our students’ social emotional well-being. I will advocate and lead the “Ellis Way”, with our core values in mind, which include:
Perseverance-We overcome obstacles, keep trying and never give up.
Humanity-We believe that everyone in the world is important and special.
Cooperation-We work with each other to solve problems.
Respect, and Self-Esteem-We show that we believe good things about ourselves by trying and doing well.
On behalf of the Ellis staff, I would like to welcome you to a new school year, and we are looking forward to building and strengthening our home to school connections that will support your child’s academic and social emotional well-being.
Our Back to School Night takes place on Thursday, August 24th. We will hold two sessions so that you can get to know your child’s teacher and grasp an understanding of goals and expectations. The first session will be from 5:30-6:15, and the second session is from 6:30-7:15. Please go directly to your child’s classroom to learn more about this upcoming and exciting school year.
I sincerely look forward to meeting and connecting with all of our Ellis families in the near future.