As we enter the 2018-2019 school year, I have the honor of returning to my alma mater as Principal of the area’s leading high school. Much has changed since I was a student at Meadowbrook. Returning, I am impressed with the Colt College and the many college courses offered to our students. Our athletics and extra-curricular programs have also grown, providing a pride and culture unmatched in recent years. Similarly, I have been impressed with the 1-to-1 student to technology ratio, the modern buildings and instructional resources and finally, the intense pride felt by staff and students alike. It is easy to see how Meadowbrook has become a leader in the area and why students continue to come back, thankful for their time here. Over the years, the community and staff have built a tradition of excellence at Meadowbrook. We take pride in being a school where every student can find an avenue for success and a path to college or career readiness. More significant, there is pride in being a community where everyone in the Colt family strives to find the best in themselves and others. Rolling Hills is a wonderful place to raise children and Meadowbrook High School gives those children an advantage during one of the most significant stages in life. The success of our students is built on the partnership we have with families, the community and area businesses. I am grateful that we have such an amazing relationship and we will continue to strive to be a school our families can be proud of. We have a fantastic staff that cares deeply about the students. As colleagues, they work diligently to create an environment where each student’s unique strengths and talents are celebrated and individual growth is the guiding principle. We hold high expectations for students and staff and we expect each student to graduate with a plan for the future and with the skills necessary to be successful. As a result, Meadowbrook continues to be a standard for excellence in the area and the students find success for themselves and their communities upon graduation. We are proud of all of the academic opportunities offered to our students. Our curriculum is formed around core academic programs as well as outstanding electives. Students finish their core classes before embarking on a pathway that will guide them into the next phase of their lives. Whether it be college, where students graduate with associates degrees, saving money and time, or one of our many career readiness programs, which include pathways in business, finance, education, computer science, music and the arts. If we do not have a program or pathway that a student is interested in, we will find the resources and contacts to provide the educational expertise that student requires to reach their goals. In addition to our innovative academic programs, we also have athletic programs with a tradition of success and a performing arts program that is second to none. We are focused on the growth of the whole student, helping individuals reach their potential in every aspect of their life. We are proud to be a modern and innovative high school where every student has opportunities in their area of interest. As a result, we have a culture and brand that cannot be matched in the area.
I am proud to return to Meadowbrook, and even more excited to get started as your principal. Thank you, good luck this year, and as always, it’s a great time to be a Colt!