Dear Nighthawk Families,
As the weeks of distance learning stretch into months, and with the outlook for the spring still uncertain, I want to start by thanking you for partnering with us. In the middle of a global pandemic we are a community, working together to ensure children are still learning and thriving. Families, I want you to know how much I appreciate you!
Our teachers continue to work together to innovate and find ways to make learning engaging and to keep students accountable. We ask that you please:
- Monitor PowerSchool weekly. Call the office at 661-206-0120 if you have any trouble with this and Roxy can walk you through it.
- Monitor Google Classroom. This way you can see what’s due before it’s in the gradebook. Use your child’s username and password to log in. They do this daily and can show you how. On the left-hand side of the screen you’ll see what’s coming up as due. We sent home planners so that students can keep track of assignments in one place, but the left-hand side of the screen in Google Classroom is also intended to support with that.
If we can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to call the office. Our team, including our attendance clerk, the secretary, our counselor, and I are here to serve you.
I suppose a little biographical background might be interesting to share:
Mission Viejo High School, IB full diploma.
B.A., The Master’s University. Biblical Studies major with an emphasis in Missions and Biblical Languages.
M.A., CSU Bakersfield. Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, core emphasis in educational technology.
Ed.D., UCLA. Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Antelope Valley Christian School. 5th Grade. 1999-2000.
Desert View Elementary. 4th Grade. 2000-2006.
Assistant Principal. Piute Middle School. 2006-2009.
Principal. Piute Middle School. 2009-2011.
Principal. Discovery School. 2011-2016. First principal.
Principal. Fulton & Alsbury Academy. 2016-present. First principal.
I taught two college courses for CSU Bakersfield’s master’s degree program, Educational Research and Educational Statistics, while one of the professors was on sabbatical.
Other interesting things:
In January 2021 I ran a solo marathon, 26.2 miles along the aqueduct. I guess I came in first place?
I’ve climbed Mt. Whitney three times, once with my brother-in-law, once with my wife, and once with the Piute staff.
I was an honorary commander at Edwards AFB for two years, assigned to the Electronic Warfare Group.
I rode my bicycle for 138 miles, from Seaport Village in San Diego to the Santa Monica Pier, in a day. I have a goal to ride from Death Valley to the Whitney Portal, which would be over 130 miles and an elevation gain of over 14,000 feet.
My mother’s cousin’s husband’s great-uncle is Ernest Hemmingway. True story.
I moved the Immovable Ladder at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in 1997.
I’m known to run outside when I hear the rumble of unusual aircraft. What sound is that? It's the Sound of Freedom!
And I’ve never been to Boston in the fall.