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Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal

 
Principal Richards photoHello Cimarron Springs Stallions and Welcome back to the 2019-2020 School Year!

I am so excited for this new school year; I can hardly wait to see everyone and especially the smiling faces of our Stallion Students!

This year, I am celebrating my 23rd year in education and I have served in various grades and positions beginning in elementary and moving through to high school as special education teacher, special education coordinator, dean of students and administrator.  I currently hold a bachelor's in special education, master's in elementary education and a master's in educational leadership.  Arizona has been home for 32 years and I am not only an employee of Dysart, but I am a community member, as well, living in Surprise for the past five years with my husband of 17 years.  We are empty nesters, but enjoy our three dogs, Kylie, an Australian Shepherd mix and two rescued, retired greyhounds, Mystic and Miko.  We enjoy exploring Arizona with them and visit extended family in Flagstaff quite often. 

I am genuinely looking forward to continuing to work together to ensure that we offer the most positive, safe and supportive environment for our students to experience their educational opportunities.  I am a firm believer in the thought that “Students are not vessels to be filled, but SPARKS to be LIT!”  I receive my inspiration and informal mentorship by following, closely, professionals in the field, such as Jaime Casap, Google Educational Evangelist, Eric Sheninger, Educational Tech Blogger, Bill Dagget from the International Center for Leadership in Education, and Mike Mattos, author from Solution Tree. They all have their own niche, but they all continue the work to challenge educational norms and disrupt complacency so we are able to ensure our students the best in education and their preparation for what comes next!    

This year we will continue to focus, school wide, on the concept of Growth Mindset,  and explore new and exciting ways of learning using Schoology to help deliver and increase authentic engagement in content.

To reach our Goals, Stallions...Believe, Do, Think EXCELLENCE!

Yours in education,

Ginger Richards

Charleen Clark - Assistant Principal