Principal Message

I am honored to have been selected to be the principal of Handley, an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program World School. I believe that each child at Handley is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as principal to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment:

1. The teacher acting as a guide in inquiry-based learning

2. Allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning

3. Promoting respect for all things and all people

Please know that my door is always open to your ideas about how we can better serve your children. It is important to have open communication between home and school so that we can work together to maximize your child’s learning potential.