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.…

The Telephone Game
As the superintendent of Mountain Valley School, I was surprised to see my name in the Valley Courier's County Gets Earful on Marijuana Issue article. As an advocate for families and kids, I was angered and hurt. …

New School Site Plan at Mountain Valley
After a month of brainstorming and planning, the Design Advisory Group (DAG) is getting close to finalizing the site layout and floor plan for the future Mountain Valley PreK-12 School. There is only one more DAG meeting left, and everyone is getting excited to move from the design phase to the construction phase, which is expected to begin in late May or early June of 2018.…

Mountain Valley School Design
The design process for the new PreK-12 school at Mountain Valley is underway! We have assembled a fantastic team and are quickly making progress towards realizing the hopes and dreams for the future of our school and community.…

Together, We Can Make a Difference!
Thanks to our supportive community, Mountain Valley School is well on its way towards realizing the district goals of relationships, innovation, and rejuvenation. Relationships with all stakeholders is critical, and district residents are trusting Mountain Valley to create innovative and engaging learning environments, as well as multi-use community and athletic spaces as we design and build a new school that will serve our students, families, and community for many generations to come.…