It is with great pleasure and honor to serve you as the Principal of Toltec Elementary School. Last year, approximately mid-year, I became the interim principal and enjoyed my role greatly. Prior to becoming a school Principal, I served as the Vice Principal, Capacity Building Coach, and a Classroom Teacher. I've been in the Toltec School District for 10 years and working with students has been my passion. In total, I have worked in education for the last 16 years. I have 3 amazing kids, all who attend Toltec Elementary School.
Student safety has always and will always be my biggest priority. This summer, I met with the Eloy Police Department, Eloy City Council, as well as other school administrators in the area to discuss student safety within our schools. We are very fortunate to have a School Resource Officer on our campus as well. We will continue to have monthly fire drills and bi-monthly lockdown drills. The purpose of these drills is to be prepared in the case of an emergency. Our teachers know and understand that students may feel tense and worried during these times, however, they are well trained in making students feel at ease.
As we embark on this upcoming school year, many of the previous restrictions that we've had with Covid-19 have been lifted. For our students and their families this means we will be bringing back school assemblies, field trips, and school events. We've missed having our families attend on campus experiences and we look forward to seeing you. It is very important to me to greet everyone who enters the school with the utmost respect. I have an open-door policy and value every stakeholder's opinion. If my schedule is full, I will get back to you and set up an appointment.
Another priority I have for this upcoming school year is to improve academic achievement and success. One way we are doing this is by providing additional intervention time built into classroom schedules. As a district, we have purchased additional reading programs to help students who are struggling to be more confident and successful readers. As readers, one way you can greatly support us is to ensure your child is present at school on a daily basis. School attendance is very important and crucial for student success and academic growth.
I look forward to working together and establishing a team committed to Toltec Elementary School. As always, if you have any questions or concerns this upcoming school year, please do not hesitate to reach out.