Dear C.K. McClatchy Families,
What a pleasure it is to have joined your community! I’ve spent
my last six years as the Principal at California Middle School,
on just the other side of the fence from McClatchy, working in
your neighborhood and learning about the unique needs of our
students. I am beyond thrilled to be leading McClatchy through
its next phase – my goal for our school is simple, to improve
academic opportunities and experiences for students, and to
transform the campus culture to be dramatically more inclusive.
Now, more than ever, schools are faced with addressing racial
disparities with intense urgency, and McClatchy is no exception.
Understanding the social landscape at McClatchy will be central
to my study of the school. Achieving a vision of improved
academic opportunities and strengthened campus culture will take
some time, and I am committed to hearing the voices of students,
staff, and parents as I begin to formulate improvement plans to
move toward this vision.