The beginning of the school year is naturally filled with excitement and anticipation of what is to come. Perhaps the anticipation is even greater this year as a new principal takes the helm of Santa Fe’s flagship public high school.
As directing principal, I want to assure all SFHS parents, students and community stakeholders that I am dedicated to providing the stability and direction to lead SFHS for the 2014-15 school year and beyond.
Twenty years ago this fall, I began my career in education at Santa Fe High School teaching sophomore English. Since then, I taught SFPS high school students for 14 more years before becoming an instructional coach. I then served four years as an assistant principal, the last two years here at SFHS. I am invested in this community and its schools. My husband and I have planted roots here and do not plan to leave.
As we prepare to launch the 2014-15 school year, my administrative team and I are devoted to the highest standard of educational excellence for which SFHS is known. SFHS was even voted the Best High School—public or private—in Santa Fe in a citywide poll published recently in the Santa Fe Reporter.
It certainly is no secret that the key to our students’ success over the decades has been high quality teachers who are committed to providing students with the support they need to develop into lifelong learners.
With that end in mind, every faculty and staff member will work hard each day to sustain each student’s level of excitement and curiosity that they will bring with them to school on the very first day.
If you have any suggestions for how we can do a better job of educating and providing support for our students in a safe environment, please don’t hesitate to contact me. We can only succeed with the support of all of the SFHS parents, students, teachers, staff and community members. I look forward to working with you as we chart the future of SFHS together.
Mrs. Mary Massey