Dear Columbia High School Community,
It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the Principal of Columbia High School. It has been honor to be at a school with such a rich tradition of excellence. The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 34th year in Texas education. From my experience as a high school Assistant Principal, Social Studies teacher and coach, I enjoy interacting with students. I love to see them find future success in their learning both in high school and in their education and careers after high school.
I believe that all schools should prioritize three areas: student safety, student success, and creating life-long learners among all students and school staff. For students to learn, they must feel safe at school, both in the classroom and around the school campus. Covid-19 has presented not just CHS, but all of CBISD with many new challenges. We are wiping down and sanitizing rooms between classes, lunches and fogging the rooms when necessary. With a safe and productive learning environment, students and teachers will optimize their time at school, and parents and community members will feel comfortable communicating and building relationships within the Columbia High School community. This will lead students, teachers, and staff members to continue their focus on our goal of continued student growth and achievement. Student success is rooted in creating life-long learners who develop the ability to self-reflect on their own progress, allowing them to adapt and communicate with teachers, staff members, and parents to make gains in their learning. In the same manner, teachers will continue to self-reflect, communicate, and collaborate with students, parents, and other teachers to help students achieve their highest level of success.
As you all well know, the 2020-2021 school year presents many new challenges. CHS is embarking on a whole new type of teaching. There will be a learning curve along the way. We will be patient and do whatever it takes to make our students successful. This year is going to take perseverance and patience. The system we have in place is looking to the future! We look forward to an amazing school year!