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Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal

Principal Richards photoHello Cimarron Springs Stallions and Welcome back to the 2020-2021 School Year!

I'd hoped to NOT be handing out Chromebooks again for remote learning by this time of year, but here we are getting ready for another school year to begin and we are preparing, literally, as never before!  

This year, I am celebrating my 24th year in education.  I have always been a champion of "disrupting education" to keep improving and ensuring that we didn't rest on our laurels or get "stuck in a rut", but never did I expect this kind of disruption!  And, yet, here we are.    Times such as these call for innovation, outside of the box thinking, and a new understanding of “how to do school”.  So much still needs to be done and figured out on how to continue to move forward when the entire world has hit the pause button.  

With all of this, I am confident that Cimarron Springs Elementary, the faculty and staff, the students and community will do what we have always done: Support our students and take care of each other!
We will miss our hallways, classrooms and playgrounds being full of energy and laughter; we will miss the fantastic sounds and souls of the school! 
But we also have Hope, knowing that this, too, will end, we will return to the “new normal” and we will be together again in the building.

As my friends check on me, the only words that I have are not about me, but about you, the students, staff and community!  I speak at length about how, during difficult times, especially this current one, you have come together to ensure that the essential parts of what we do continue and are not lost. 
I am honored to be called your Principal. 

Continue to learn.  Continue to move outside of your comfort zone. I used to have a quote on my board that said, "Comfort zone is definitely a great place to be, but nothing ever grows there!"
I cannot wait to see the beautiful things that come from this growth, and it is time to have the willingness to completely change our perception of how the world works.

Be well! 
Take care of you.
Take care of others.

Yours in education,

Ginger Richards

Charleen Clark - Assistant Principal