Hi Presidio Family!
In the spirit of the season, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the #PresidioFamily. My first year and a half as principal has been fraught with fire after fire, be it personal or professional, to put out. Yet, through it all, the #PresidioFamily has been my biggest supporter, my safe space, and my home away from home. Through Canvas, I have had the opportunity to observe (indirectly) all of the fun and engaging assignments, projects, and lessons created by our amazing, talented, and dedicated teaching teams. Side note - keep reading the newsletter for snippets of the fun that has occurred and is yet to come! I am fortunate to be able to be on campus to work directly with our support staff - paraprofessionals, admin assistants, monitors - and am continually impressed with the kind, firm approach they take to following our mitigation strategies and keeping students safe. It often feels like a thankless job, but I want you to know that you are important and matter! To Presidio's leadership team - you are the glue keeping us together! Thank you for your effective leadership, compassion for the teams you lead, and ability to keep all accountable in a fair and respectful way. Finally, to the parents, grandparents, care givers, family friends, relatives, siblings, and students who work tirelessly, and often simultaneously in a work from home capacity, to provide opportunities for Presidio's students to achieve success during this unprecedented time.
We have an amazing group of students with whom we are beyond fortunate to educate. This is not easy for any of them, yet they persevere. Against all odds, they are continually striving for success, doing what they can to meet Presidio's expectations, and giving it their all. I promise that your efforts will not be in vain. You are learning that you can accomplish anything through hard work, dedication, faith, trust, and a little pixie dust. You are the reason we do what we do everyday!
While we might not be able to celebrate as we usually do during this holiday season, my wish for the #PresidioFamily is one of peace, love, health, and happiness. My sincerest gratitude to all for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow in my position.
Jessica Montierth Puls, Principal