Principal's Message

School Year 2017-2018

Dear JHR Students, Families, Community and Staff,

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Lori Utley, as the new Principal at JHR. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 17 years as a science teacher, assistant principal and principal in Colorado and New Mexico. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each
student and the school, by provutley borderiding the best instructional and learning opportunities as possible. It is my number one priority at JHR to ensure that every student receives the best and well-rounded education possible.

A well-rounded education begins with outstanding instruction delivered from great teachers, as well as extracurricular opportunities and supports that enable students to develop character, cultivate passions, and explore the world outside of the classroom. I often reflect on my own experiences and involvement in learning opportunities throughout my education that helped shape who I am today. As the Principal of JHR, I am committed to ensuring that student needs and interests help shape instruction through use of high interest curricula that fosters inquiry and student engagement. Through this shared commitment to learning, I am excited to see students engaged in debate in the classroom, scoring the winning point in overtime, creating art projects, participating in student council or any other area that peaks student interest and passion.

Most importantly, an excellent education is not possible without great collaboration of students, parents and staff. Over the past few days, I have had the privilege of getting to know some of the amazing students, parents and staff at JHR, while also learning about the rich school and community history. One of the greatest takeaways from these conversations has been the immense enthusiasm and pride for the school and community. It is through that same enthusiasm and pride that I look forward to becoming an integral part of the community with my own family and working with each of you to continue the great successes at JHR.

I look forward to a great year ahead of us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns and ideas that you would like to discuss.
Have a great school year!  Go Redbirds!

Kind regards,

Lori Utley, Principal

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