A Message From The Head of School
Welcome to Cascade Canyon School!
It is my sincere pleasure to join the Cascade Canyon School (CCS) community. As soon as I arrived, I was struck by the sense of joy that underlies everything about CCS. This is school as it should be–personal, inclusive, responsive, creative, and dynamic.
My background includes 20 years as a teacher and 8 years as an administrator. I’ve worked in large, small, public, and private, US and overseas schools and have finally landed exactly where I want to be–in a school that values the hearts and challenges the minds of children.
This year marks a major turning point in the 32-year history of CCS. We moved to a new campus at 102 Marinda Drive in Fairfax and our new facilities now fully support the quality progressive education we provide our students. With the addition of a technology classroom, expanded art space, and dedicated science lab, we have added a STEAM Coordinator (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to our stellar team of teachers. We will now offer our students additional pathways to creativity and enhance our already vibrant programming in the arts, language, physical education, environmental education, and core academic subjects.
As a newcomer to the community, I am seeing the school through fresh eyes and a couple of things really stand out as defining characteristics of the Cascade Canyon experience. The first is the poise I see in students of all ages. They express themselves with eloquence and demonstrate a confidence that will serve as a firm foundation for wherever they end up. The second is a sense of family. You feel it when you walk through our classrooms, you see it in the interactions among kids and adults, and you hear it in the pride that shines though when our students talk about their school. It doesn’t take long to realize that students, teachers, and parents are deeply connected to this school.
If you would like to learn more about what makes Cascade Canyon School such an exceptional place to learn, please call or email to arrange a visit. We look forward to meeting you!
Head of School