Welcome Everyone to Monroe Elementary.
I am so pleased and excited to be your new school principal this year! A little about myself. I grew up in the beautiful towns of Coeur d’ Alene and Salmon, Idaho. I moved to Sundance, WY to teach K-12 Spanish after graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I received a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from South Dakota State University. I then accepted the position of Principal at Desert School, which is a K-8 building in Wamsutter, WY, where I worked for four years. My wife received a music degree from Black Hills State University. We currently have three children and have been living in beautiful Green River the past two years and absolutely love it! We have begun to put down roots while immersing ourselves in this wonderful community.
We have a tremendous staff working at Monroe Elementary. I am confident in their abilities to provide a superb education for all of our students. As I mentioned in my welcome message, our school Mission Statement is “Inspiring Learning for All” and our Vision Statement is “Living the Husky Way Every Day.” The Husky Way is about being responsible, respectful and being safe.
It is important that we reinforce the Husky Way to help our students find success in their future. We will continue to develop as a strong team here at Monroe Elementary and work hard to make our school a positive experience for all. Our goal is that every student feels successful, safe and secure.
This year we are embracing a new reading curriculum, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom. We will focus on the following areas: Interactive Read-Aloud, Guided Reading, Book Clubs and Shared Reading. These instructional practices will be the core of our reading instruction in every classroom every day.
We look forward to working with your students and celebrating their successes while they attend Monroe Elementary School.