Welcome to 2020, Presidio Family! As we usher in a new year, society often reflects on the previous year and develops goals for the new year. Being in a school is interesting this time of year because, while we are beginning a new calendar year, we are in the middle of the current school year. With that in mind, I feel it is best to reflect and reevaluate goals created at the beginning of the school year.
My goal for this school year, as a new principal, has been to get Presidio on TRACK. TRACK stands for Transparency, Relationships, Accountability, Communication, and Kindness, which developed as a direct result of surveys, conversations, and feedback from staff, students, and families. This did not necessarily constitute a complete restructuring that is often seen with new leadership, but rather adjustments in approaches and increases in the effectiveness of maintaining transparency, building and maintaining relationships, holding others and ourselves accountable while looking at the whole picture, delivery of important communication, and ensuring that all encounters are met with kindness and compassion. These adjustments have, for the most part, proven successful as evidenced by the increase in community support, the drive and diligence we see in the classroom setting, and the increased desire for all members of the Presidio Family to learn and grow together. There is always room for growth and learning, but we have made significant progress since August and I am looking forward to continuing to challenge and support our collective learning. I welcome your feedback and appreciate the faith you have put into the Presidio Family.
Jessica Montierth Puls, Principal