Principal's Message

  • Principal's Message June 28, 2019

    Posted by Ricardo Chaparro on 6/28/2019

     

    Mr. Chaparro To our Collett Elementary Community,

    It has been an honor, a pleasure and my privilege to serve as Principal at Collett Elementary for the past five years.  During my time at Collett, I have had the opportunity to see some great things happen.  We continue to be a welcoming place for students and their families.  We are constantly working to increase student achievement through various programs such as AVID and structured literacy intervention.  Our clubs have thrived and parent and community involvement continue to grow.  I am thrilled with all that we have done as a school community.

    The Collett community has become my family. That being said, it is bittersweet, that I share with you that I have accepted the position of Principal at Terrace Elementary, a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) school.   Prior to becoming a school administrator, I was a bilingual teacher and taught my students in two languages. I am a strong advocate for giving students opportunities to develop skills in more than one language without neglecting English as the foundational language for our educational system. I have had the opportunity to travel around the world and be impressed by the multi-language skills of people in many countries.  For all of these reasons, I am very excited about this new journey at Terrace Elementary. Rest assured that our Collett community will continue to move forward to become a school of excellence for all of our students.

    Mrs. Ann Vandercook has been selected as Collett Elementary's new principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Mrs. Vandercook has been the assistant principal at Collett Elementary for the last two years. She has been in the Alvord Unified School District for many years as a science teacher in middle and high school and as an assistant principal at Villegas Middle School and Lake Hills Elementary. 

    Thank you all for your love and kindness shown to me throughout these past five years. Collett Cougars are awesome!

     

    Ricardo Chaparro

    Principal, Collett Elementary

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