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From Mr. Williams….

Dear Patterson Families,

My name is Lance Williams and I am honored and excited to be the new principal at Patterson International who will serve our community and students for the 2018-19 school year. I am eager for students and staff to return to school to continue the good work that Patterson has a tradition of maintaining. I am thrilled about being at an International Baccalaureate with a thriving Primary Years Programme, and working with you and your students to provide them with an engaging and rigorous elementary experience.  Being a parent of 2 elementary students myself I know the importance that family plays in the academic, social, and emotional lives of young people, and I am eager to partner with your family to ensure your child’s needs are being achieved.

To give you a brief background of myself I am a native of Colorado and was raised in Aurora. I have been an assistant principal for 10 years in Jeffco and was a Special Education teacher in both Aurora and Jeffco for a total of 8 years. I have two children, a son starting second grade and a daughter who will be in fifth grade this year in Jeffco. My wife of 13 years is an Art teacher who also works in the Alameda area. Like most people who live in our beautiful state I enjoy spending time with my family and friends outdoors camping, fishing, and mountain biking.  

Over the summer our dedicated teachers have been continuing their professional growth by participating in a summer long book study, attending a variety of professional developments, and getting recharged so we can have a remarkable 2018-19 school year. Our facility manger Ms. Tammy Lani and her crew have worked all summer to ensure that our building is clean and refreshed, and the campus and classrooms are looking great. In addition, we can celebrate that with the help of our parent community we have a new gym floor that was recently installed, and it looks awesome!

The Patterson community said good-bye to a few colleagues last spring, but we will be welcoming a few new colleagues to the Patterson family. We have hired one new licensed staff member, Mr. Carl Garp Duvall as our new School Psychologist. We will also have a “newish” office staff this year, so when you come to school you will be greeted by our new health aid Ms. Shelby Smith. However, there are two familiar faces in the office with Ms. Iretta Martello as our new enrollment secretary and Ms. Becky Fuhrman as the new principal’s secretary.

I am very excited for the school year to get in full swing and look forward to getting to work with your students and meet their families. Please feel free to contact with me with any celebrations or questions that you may have about Patterson International and your student’s experience at our school. Thanks for choosing Patterson International, and I hope that every child has a successful and enjoyable year and continues to learn and grow!

Respectfully, 

Lance Williams  – Principal

 

   

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