Hello Blossom Gulch Families, Well, the year is coming to a close and this will be my final posting to the website. My time to retire has come and with it I have many mixed emotions. I started my career in Coos Bay 20 years ago as a special education teacher at Marshfield High School. The 5 years I worked there were wonderful – and I’m proud to say that many of my students have children attending Blossom and we are good friends. I was then offered the job of Principal at the Harding Learning Center, where I worked for 8 years. The work there was challenging and very rewarding. Again, many of the students and families I met are close friends that I enjoy visiting with and hearing stories about their lives. Seven years ago I was asked to become the Principal at Blossom Gulch – and I couldn’t be more pleased to say this experience has been delightful!
To the staff at Blossom Gulch – you are amazing! I can’t thank you enough for being patient with me when I first started working here; and for the many, many conversations we’ve had over the years. You put your trust in me – and even though we didn’t always agree, I hope we were able to have honest and productive conversations to solve the many issues we face today in education. I have so much respect for the time and effort you put into your jobs every day … keep up the good work!
Thank you to all of the parents, students, families and community members I have had the pleasure to know. A big thank you to those who volunteer and attend various activities. Parent and community involvement is essential to our success – and we couldn’t do our jobs without your support.
My life has truly been blessed by all the wonderful people I have met and I am truly grateful. I sincerely wish all of you the very best!