Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year!! Like the class of 2021, I am joining the Foothill family and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity that awaits. I want to welcome the class of 2021 to Foothill High School. We will do our best to ensure that any of the new students to Foothill will be welcome on campus and provided everything they need to be successful. My goal is to make this campus a welcome place for any student, staff member, or community member since we can’t be engaged in the educational process, have productive conversations, and support the growth and success for all of our students if we don’t feel safe on campus.
This coming school year we will go through the process for obtaining the accreditation required for our school. The accreditation is from WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and is completed as we conduct our self-study to determine what we are doing well as a school and what areas are needed for growth. As we go through this process, we will call on all students, staff, and community members to help in reflecting on what makes Foothill High School an amazing school and how can we make it even better for all of our students and staff.
Together we will take this school to new heights and find ways to support the success of every student. Success is a personal measurement and is not one size fits all. Struggles will be inevitable as everyone reaches for success and Booker T. Washington said it well when he said, “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has to overcome while trying to succeed.” I look forward to working with every staff member, student group (clubs, teams, and student leadership) , and parent groups to determine what we need to do as a school community to make more opportunities available for all students. We will need to identify what every student needs to find their own success and make sure that when each student leaves Foothill they are ready for college and career.
I hope the 2017-18 school year is as amazing for all of you as it will be for me. Please be patient with me as I learn all of your names and please let me know if you have any questions or ideas for me.
Make the most out of this school year and find your success, Falcons!!
Principal, Foothill High School