It is an honor to be the principal of Desert Shadows Elementary! This is an amazing school community with supportive families, talented students, and a top-notch staff. When you step on this campus, you will immediately feel a nurturing environment and one that will provide challenging and meaningful opportunities for your child. We are committed to the success of your children, and we ask for your partnership in meeting this challenge.
This year, one of our goals will be developing a clear vision for the future of Desert Shadows. Everyone must clearly understand our mission to meet all academic and social needs of our students. We will also build on the culture of the school by continuing to raise expectations, increase parental involvement, and develop a systematic approach to teaching and learning.
In addition, we will begin implementing a positive discipline system that has clear and consistent expectations, provides rewards for students, and continues to strengthen pride in our school. Our teachers will be working hard collaborating in the Professional Learning Communities and will focus on using data for instructional decision-making, providing a wide range of enrichment and intervention opportunities for students, while setting goals for student achievement.
As you can see, it is going to be a busy year at Desert Shadows Elementary. With all educational partners committed to success, I envision a very successful school year.
Mr. Chad Caudle