Principal Staci Wiese
Meet the Principal
I am very excited to introduce myself as your new school principal. I recently relocated from the Seattle, Washington area where I served as an elementary school principal. I have over 16 years of experience in education in a variety of roles including classroom teacher for elementary and middle school students, academic interventionist, instructional coach and assistant principal. I have a wonderful husband, teenage daughter, and two goofy dogs who keep us entertained.
I believe that every student should have the opportunity to not only succeed, but to excel. At Desert Willow we are focusing our work on fostering a school culture where kindness matters. We teach students a variety of social skills daily to help them be responsible, respectful, and kind. We will help students show kindness to one another, their teachers, and their families. Students learn the most when they feel safe, cared for, and respected. When students are learning in a healthy environment, then they are able to achieve great success in their classrooms. It is my goal that every student will have one adult on campus who is crazy about him or her and be the encourager that our students need to excel.
We work hard every day to meet students where they are and move them toward the next level. Students will learn how to solve problems, advocate for themselves, collaborate with each other and encourage one another. Curiosity and creativity will be developed. Here at Desert Willow, we believe every student has something important to contribute to our community. That is why providing leadership opportunities for our students is so important.
I welcome family and community partnerships. Look for opportunities to connect on our school website – coming soon. I will also be available at our back-to-school nights to meet with students and their families. I look forward to meeting each of you in the upcoming weeks and learning how we can work together to benefit our children.
~Staci Wiese, Principal