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The mission of Corning Union High School is to develop students who are responsible, respectful and ready for all post-secondary opportunities they choose to pursue. I believe in this overarching goal and seek to connect everything we do here to those fundamental values. In addition, we want students to build their academic and behavioral skills through the classes and extra-curricular activities that our school promotes.
We have four school wide goals that we believe students should leave here with as they go out and pursue their dreams. They are skills or qualities that are practical, transferable to any post-high school endeavor, and have lifelong, real-world application. These four goals are an acronym that spells CARD: critical thinkers, articulate communicators, responsible citizens, and deliberate learners. These schoolwide learning outcomes are consistent with the purposes of the new Common Core and College-Career Readiness standards which drive our curriculum, our instruction and our assessments.
My personal and professional interest for CUHS is that students learn from what we provide at this school. Their learning is directly related to the quality of instruction that teachers provide. That is why I spend a lot of my time interacting with teachers to be the best that they can be in order to ensure that your kids are developing the skills and using the tools they need to be successful in high school and beyond. Then, when they move on to college, to work, to the military, or to some other post-secondary training, they will be responsible, respectful and ready to meet the challenge. We appreciate everything that parents do to support our efforts in preparing your kids for life. Thank you.
My number one priority this school year will continue to be creating a safe and productive learning environment for the students at Corning Union High School. To this end, I will continue to encourage students to be RESPONISIBLE, RESPECTFUL, and to do all they can to be READY for their chosen post-secondary goals. I want students at CUHS to understand that the four years they spend here will not define them as people, but during this time they have a special opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will propel them towards success in future phases of life.
While some may think that the skills and knowledge I speak of are purely academic or trade related, that is not the case. Through both personal and professional experiences, I’ve been convinced that some of the most important growth in students during high school is related to their attitude, work ethic and character.
I want students to learn to persevere through difficulty, to find joy and satisfaction in accomplishing something that didn’t come easily, and to acknowledge when they are wrong and be willing to take the necessary steps to make it right. I want students to seek truth and justice in their life rather than accept the easy or trendy way of doing things.
I want students to do things that are commendable and to seek excellence in all of their pursuits.
In my interactions with students and parents, I want our conversations to revolve around these principles. If we can agree on their value, the details of whatever issue is at hand will be much easier to work through. As always, I encourage you to call, email or stop by the office with any questions or concerns.
The community of Corning has been my home for more than fifty years and during those years Corning Union High School holds many warm memories and shaping moments.
A member of the CUHS graduating class of 1975, positive influences such as devoted supportive parents and educators, a caring, generous community, Pep Squad and girls athletics; and the privilege of being elected CUHS Student Body President by my peers, were all contributing factors to post-secondary readiness and success.
In 1994 I graduated from Simpson University with my Bachelors’ of Arts in Business and Human Resources Management, and in 1996 I earned my Masters in School Counseling. Finally, in 2005 I earned my School Administrative Credential.
However, my greatest accomplishments in life to-date include: my marriage of 35 years to my extremely supportive husband Dave; my two amazing adult children, and their beautiful families.
I look forward to this year and future years here in the community of Corning and Corning Union High School district working with the many exceptional students, families and colleagues who define this unique place called the Corning Union High School District.