Respect Is Earned
On a recent bus ride to Manzanola, Colorado with our high school volleyball and football teams, I started thinking about respect and how I hoped our athletes would represent themselves as visitors from Mountain Valley School. I was hoping they would earn respect, not only as athletes but as individuals.…

Gifts from God
During my life, I have received many gifts, specific people and events that have crossed my path for a special purpose. I consider these gifts from God. Sometimes these gifts are true blessings, and other times they are blessings in disguise.… (1 comment)

Saguache Grieves, Saguache Believes
August of 2018 was an incredibly hard month for the small community of Saguache. In that short timespan, hearts were broken over and over again by the passing of so many loved ones. I have seen the tears flow freely lately, and I struggle to make sense of it all.…

When One Door Closes
You have probably heard the famous quote, "When one door closes another opens." Scientist, inventor, and innovator Alexander Graham Bell is credited with this quote; however, what he actually said is a little longer and a bit more meaningful. The full quote reads like this: "When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."…

Graduation, Groundbreaking, and More
May is the busiest month of the year for educators, and this month is no exception. May 7-11th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take some time to thank a teacher for making a difference in the lives of children. We have a great staff at Mountain Valley School, and I want to give all of our teachers a big shout out and THANK YOU!…

The Future is Here
Great things are happening at Mountain Valley School! As we look towards the future and preparing students for jobs that don't even exist, it is critical that a variety of choices, experiences, and opportunities are provided.…

All Change is Hard at First
“All change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” This quote by author Robin Sharma defines the struggle of change, a struggle that we all encounter at one time or another in our lives, a struggle that is real.…

New Mountain Valley School Update
The Design Advisory Group (DAG) for the new Mountain Valley School met for the fourth and final time on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The DAG, which was comprised of 16 community members, was responsible for helping to design the layout and site plan for the new school. I am so proud of all of the hard work that the DAG has put into designing a school that will be a perfect fit for our community.…

What’s Your Passion?
The word "passion" is thrown around a lot these days. I'm passionate about this. I'm passionate about that. What are your passions? Before you answer, let's take a closer look at the true meaning of the word passion.…