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Principal's Message

October 2017​

 

Happy fall!  The chill in the air and diminishing hours of daylight will be consistently upon us in the coming weeks.  This is my favorite time of year!  I love the colors, the changing of the seasons, FOOTBALL, and all of the flavors that accompany fall.  I hope you and your family are enjoying the season and are planning something fun for Fall Break.

We are entering a very exciting time at Willow Creek!  We are in the process of educating ourselves on how to incorporate more ‘innovative’ ways of teaching and learning.  Preparing our students now for their future is a huge responsibility!  Whether we look at it from the viewpoint of preparing for the next lesson, the next month, the next year, middle school, high school, or beyond, one thing we know for sure is that the world is constantly changing and our students have to have the skills to change with the times.  Ultimately, we will be deciding how to use monies from last fall’s bond and budget election to enhance our learning environments in order to prepare our students for their future.  Stay tuned!  We will start to gather input from parents and community as to their thoughts on creating innovative spaces for students to learn that more reflect the spaces in the world outside of education.  Please join us on November 13th for our Accountability meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the library as we will be sharing where we are in regards to the creation of learning spaces in our library and in classrooms.

Another exciting event that will be happening in the near future is on December 13th.  Willow Creek will be celebrating 40 years of excellence!  More information will be coming, but I want you to know that we will be showcasing a timeline of inventions and events that have happened during the 40 years we have been a school.  We will be inviting retired teachers and principals to school that day, and opening the school for an hour of tours so everyone can see how Willow Creek has evolved since 1977 and even where our students see our future heading.  More details will be out soon!

We are still practicing POWER (Persistence, Optimism, we are Flexible, Empathy, and Resilience) and using POWER Time videos to share common language and help us stay united as one large community of learners.  Your students may also be talking about the FISH Philosophy, which contains four components: 1) Play, 2) Make Their Day, 3) Choose Your Attitude, and 4) Be Present.  You have probably seen the POWER Time videos that 3rd grade has been making to teach this philosophy.  We practice this as students and as adults.  For more information, google the FISH Philosophy.  It is a simple, research-based philosophy for life and relationships!

As you can tell, we are a busy, thriving learning community!  Please feel welcome to visit, volunteer, reach out to your child’s teacher, reach out to me, attend parent meetings, and be as involved as much as you want.  I love to meet parents and learn how I can better serve you and your children.  I tell my teachers each week that I am “still in awe…” of them, and I feel that way about my community as well.  Thank you for sending your precious ones to us everyday!

Until next time,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​

 

 

September 2017​

 

Greetings and welcome to school year 2017-2018!  We hit the ground running this year, and I continue to be amazed at the support of the community and staff as we start another year.

The biggest change this year has been the transition to our new start time.  I really appreciate how many of you were prepared and ready for this change in your family's schedules.  I understand how difficult it can be, and I hope that you are settling in and it gets easier each day.  Our students are engaged early and ready to learn, so I believe this is a great change for us.  Please continue to adhere to our drop off times and pick up times.  Please reference the new updated parent handbook on our website for details and more information.

I appreciate your mindfulness about the flow of traffic and the use of crosswalks for safety of all of our community members.  Please do not park your car in the fire lane and enter the building.  Your parked car causes a delay in the flow of cars using the 'kiss and go' drop off.  I know that parking is tricky at peak times, but it's important that everyone honor the rules and follow our safety guidelines.  Dismissal is going well and most students are off the school grounds by 3:00 p.m., which is the expectation unless they are with a parent or in a scheduled activity.  Again, the safety of the students is a priority, therefore playing on school grounds after 3:00 p.m. is unsafe as there is no supervision.  Thank you for doing your part to follow the new time expectations!

POWER is alive and well at Willow Creek.  We are continuing to use our power words as a foundation for a growth mindset as we grow and learn together.  Expect your children to talk about POWER videos, conversations and the cards that they can receive from their teachers for applying POWER to their work and play.  There is a description of POWER on our website if you would like more information. 

PTO will send out the weekly Sunday Blast which contains the schedule for the week.  Please make sure you are reading it and referencing it if you have questions about clubs, school events, etc…  I encourage you and invite you to be involved in our school through volunteering and attending scheduled parent meetings.  School Accountability Committee and P.A.S.S. (Partnership for Academically Successful Students) will meet this Monday, September 11th.  P.A.S.S. will meet at 5:30 p.m. followed by Accountability at 6:30 p.m. in the Willow Creek Library.

Thank you for your continued support and for sending such lovely children to school each day.  Please know that I love to visit with you about your children's school experience and encourage you to contact me with questions, concerns or to receive clarification on anything school related.

Until next time, take good care,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org

 

 

 

May 2017

 

Welcome to May in beautiful Willow Creek!  While some may be counting down the remaining days of this school year, I’m in disbelief that we really are approaching the end.  What an amazing and fantastic year I have had in leading Willow Creek!  I can’t say enough great things about the staff, the students, and the community!

First, I have to thank those of you who wrote e-mails, letters, dropped by to visit, or called to talk about the best placement for your student(s) next year.  I learned more about you and your families and will be working with teams on your behalf to set your student up for a great learning opportunity in 2017-2018.  I feel extremely supported by families and staff in honoring my procedure for parent advocacy.  To that end, we have been working really hard to create class lists, therefore, teacher assignments will be included with your student’s final grade report.  Thank you.

Secondly, there are changes coming for 2017-2018 at Willow Creek.  Some of the changes I know, some I do not know yet.  Here is what I do know as of today, May 3, 2017:

  • The time change and calendar change (see last month’s PEEK or the district website for more information)
  • All tutoring, clubs, and intramurals will be after school next year.  I am still figuring out how to house all of them. (What a great problem to have!)
  • We are implementing recess before lunch next year to give a few more minutes in the cafeteria so students have more time to eat, and we know that there is less food wasted with this model.  We will be doing a trial run for 3rd-5th grades in a couple of weeks.
  • Mark your calendars for Back to School Night, August 10th from 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m…..no students, please, adults only (details this summer).

Staffing changes:

  • Brandan Gonzales will teach 2nd grade for one year as Jodi Ash will be taking a family leave for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Michael Elliot will be teaching STEM in a rotation for grades K-5 next year.  The space will be shared with the library.
  • The library will remain open daily.  Nancy Escobar will be the library technician as Librarian Eileen Watts is retiring.
  • Mike Mizones has joined the 4th grade team as Terri Hegeman is retiring.
  • The 5th Grade teacher will be announced very soon as Dolan Bray is retiring.

———Willow Creek wishes all the best to our fantastic retirees!———

And finally, in closing out the final PEEK for this school year, I would be remiss if I did not continue to thank you for your love, your gracious outpouring of support, and the best part of Willow Creek….your amazing children!  I look forward to many years of growing with them and the staff, and continuing to build deeper relationships with all of you!  I am honored and blessed to be here, and please don’t think for one minute that I take that for granted.  It is my privilege to serve as the leader of Willow Creek.

Have a fun, safe and healthy summer! 

Respectfully,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org

 

 

April 2017

 

I would like to congratulate Mrs. Andrea Milanovich as our Volunteer of the Year!  Andrea is a PTO co-president for the second year and has done an outstanding job!  She has volunteered at Willow Creek for several years and is also extremely instrumental in the annual Veterans Day celebration.  I am honored to work with so many amazing volunteers, and I know the value they add to our school.  Andrea is one of many volunteers across the district that we will celebrate on April 13th at Denver Marriott South.

As we are already in 'wrap up' mode for this school year, there is much excitement about the 2017-2018 school year.  With the start time change and the calendar change, families will be creating new schedules.  Some families may use WCCK more or less depending on their individual circumstances.  Our first bell will ring at 7:55 a.m. with the tardy bell ringing at 8:00 a.m.  Check with WCCK for details of their changes.  At this time I do not have exact schedules for tutoring programs, clubs, intramurals, etc.  The May PEEK newsletter will have more detailed information.

Speaking of next year, I understand there has been a process in place for parents to give input into the selection of their child's teacher for the next school year.  In previous years, parents were allowed to submit in writing a special request to not have their child placed with a specific teacher.  Those requests had to be based on personal experiences and not on others' perspectives.

I do understand the necessity of parents advocating for their children.  I also understand that Willow Creek teachers spend an extremely large amount of time, thought, and energy to create class lists.  A few of the areas they must consider are:

  • Male/Female ratios
  • Heterogeneous range of reading, writing and math skills
  • Students on IEP's (Individualized Education Plans)
  • Students on ALP's (Advanced Learning Plans)
  • Social dynamics of students
  • Cluster of ELA students (English Language Acquisition)

 As you can see there is much to review, and teachers take this task very seriously and want more than anything to set all students up for a successful year.  This is an incredibly talented and caring staff that gives its best every day for students.  Having said that, I know that parents need to advocate for their children as well.

My philosophy on parents' advocating for their children is a little different than previous principals only in the language that I ask you to submit in writing.  Instead of naming specific teachers, I would like you to feel comfortable in advocating for a specific type of teacher and/or learning environment in which you believe your child would learn best.  For example, your child may need a more nurturing teacher, or maybe a super flexible one.  Perhaps your child needs structure and a stronger personality to motivate them.

While I know that most families and students can work with any of our amazing teachers, I would like to offer parents the opportunity to submit in writing the characteristics of a teacher that your child needs ONLY if you have a specific concern.  I will need to receive your letter by Friday, April 28th.  It was difficult to decide to change the language of the previous letter, but if I am being true to my leadership style and my vow to be transparent with teachers, I feel this will work better and still help place your child in the right classroom.  As always I am open to meeting with you regarding any questions or concerns.

Until next time,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org

 

 

March 2017

 

Here we are heading into the last month of winter and anticipating spring with a great deal of joy in our hearts.  (At least I am!)  I love all of the changing of the seasons!

As these days get a little longer, the sun makes its way higher in the sky, and the temperatures warm up, we expect that students will bring out their favorite spring and summer wardrobe.  This is a good time to remind us all of the dress expectations at Willow Creek.  The following description of dress expectations is from the parent handbook from a couple of years ago and will continue to be the expectation:  Shoes must be worn at all times.  Bare midriffs (exposed skin between shirt and pants), tank tops, net shirts, cut shirts, and clothing bearing inappropriate logos (relating to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexual activities, and any other content that may be offensive to others) are not permitted.  Sleeveless tops must be designed to fit closely under the arm.  Thin-strapped tops, such as spaghetti straps and halter-tops, are not permitted.  Shorts may be worn if they comfortably cover the rear end when students are in a standing, bending, or sitting position.  It can be difficult to apply this expectation across six grade levels consistently, but with the help of parents and staff members I believe we can be fair and appropriate.

Now for a huge celebration!  I want to share with you some exciting news about our academic performance at Willow Creek.  The Colorado Department of Education recently announced the recipients of the 2016 John Irwin Schools of Excellence (high achievement) and the Governor's Distinguished Improvement (high growth) awards.  Willow Creek earned both the 2016 John Irwin award and the Governor's Distinguished Improvement award.

The John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award is given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement.  On the three-year school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools "exceed" expectations on the academic achievement indicator.  (For more information on the School Performance Framework, please see https://www.cde.state.co.us/schoolview.)  The Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth.  On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools "exceed" expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and "meet or exceed" expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.

I am extremely proud of our staff and students for their efforts, and I believe your support as parents plays a very impactful role as well.  I feel extremely humbled by attending the School Board Meeting on March 14th to be recognized along with the other Cherry Creek Schools receiving this honor.  I plan to celebrate the great work the staff does by honoring them with a coffee cart and treats at a March staff meeting!  Thank you for sending us your best every day and for trusting us to help them grow and learn.  Again, I would like to emphasize that you, as parents and caregivers, have a great deal to do with the school's success.  It is an amazing team effort, and I am excited to continue on our educational journey together.

Until next time,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​

 

February 2017

 

Dear Willow Creek Families,

With half of the school year behind us and spring being on the
horizon, I am excited about the remaining half of the year. It’s amazing how quickly we all adapt to changes and to new opportunities, and I continue to enjoy the blessings of Willow Creek each day. Whether it is in an instructional conversation with a teacher, a fun lunch time with students, or an honest conversation with a parent, I know that Willow Creek is a special space and I love being a part of this wonderful community.

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to be involved with us in some way or another. We have several parent meetings such as the PTO Community meeting, Accountability, Growth Mindset Book Club, and P.A.S.S. that are great places to get to know the integral parts of the school and to meet other involved parents. Meeting times are always in the Sunday blast, so look for those dates. I am also very open to setting aside time to meet with you individually as parents, and that can be arranged by contacting Kathy in the front office. When I am not scheduled to be somewhere else, I enjoy walking the perimeter of the building before and after school just to wave and say “hi.” The more we can get to know each other, the better we will be able to grow as a learning community.

I would like to continue to ask that you be particularly mindful of the safety of our students and of one another during drop off and pick up times. I understand that the flow in front of the building gets backed up in the mornings due to students getting out of the car and putting on coats and backpacks, etc…. Sometimes a driver may linger a little too long and disrupt the flow, so please do your part to keep the line moving. A student recently reminded me of the term “kiss and go.” Let’s continue that practice!

As a staff we are continuing to work on our own ‘growth mindset’ as we teach and model that to our students. POWER TIME and the videos provide us common language and reminders of the importance of being our best each day for the students and for our teammates.

I am definitely and honestly ‘still in awe…’

Until next time,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​

 

 

January 2017

 

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe we are in 2017! I hope the holidays brought you and your families peace and a time of restoration. My time was very busy with my children and grandchildren. My siblings also visited from Phoenix and Little Rock. We enjoyed a nice time together and made some new memories to carry us through to the next holiday season. While I love the excitement and the possibilities that a new year brings, I am not one for making “new year’s resolutions.” I try to make each day and each experience an opportunity to be my best, do my best work for others, and to continue to grow.

The Friday before we left for Winter Break, we had a school-wide POWER assembly. This was the second one we have had this year. It resembles an old fashioned “pep” assembly for those of you who remember those! We celebrated accomplishments of students outside of school, like Lego Robotics, Girl Scouts, etc…
We featured our 5th grade class demonstrating swing dancing steps that they had been learning in PE class. We also did class cheers and showed how POWER helps us be a positive member of the entire school community. They really are fun assemblies, and I wish we had a large enough space for you to observe. However, by the time we get all grades in the gym, we are pretty packed. I wanted you to know about these assemblies as I want to make sure you know how much I believe in celebrating positive behaviors and activities, and how important it is to me that Willow Creek function as one successful body with common values and common expectations.

I hope that you are watching our POWER TIME videos each week as those are one strategy for developing and maintaining a common, growth mindset. Please continue to read “This Week at Willow Creek” as there are opportunities for you to be involved as parents, as well as participate in our parent organizations such as Accountability, Community PTO, P.A.S.S. and our growth mindset book club.

Please continue to be mindful of the icy conditions around the school when winter weather blesses us with the challenges that come with living in Colorful Colorado! Our Building Engineer, Lisa Robles, does a fantastic job of preparing our grounds for school, however, there is no way to guarantee against some slippery spots on the sidewalks as well as in the parking lot. Thank you for being patient and understanding as we all try to get from point A to point B safely.

I continue to love being part of this community and leading this amazing school. I was actually happy to return after the break as I love what I do here, and I love the people I work with. As always, I am open to meet with you to share concerns and/or celebrations! Like I tell my staff often: I am still in awe.

Until next time,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​


 

 

​December 2016

 

Holiday Greetings to you all! Whatever you celebrate and however you celebrate, may it be just what you need to end the calendar year of 2016 with reflection and enter the new year of 2017 with health, prosperity, and happiness!

We are all continuing to focus on learning how to have and to apply a growth mindset to everything we do. Your students have the opportunity each week in their classes to learn about what a growth mindset is. Through watching and discussing POWER Time videos that are currently focused on mindsets, as well as other activities that each grade level does to make growth mindsets accessible to their respective grades, your students should hear and see a similar message across the building. Even as adults we are challenging ourselves to apply a growth mindset as we interact with one another. For the adult perspective of growth mindset, all staff have a copy of the book, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success, and there is a book club offering for any parent who would like to attend that will focus on this book by author Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

Now that winter is upon us, please pay careful attention to your children’s attire. There are some details for the safety of all students in this issue of The PEEK in addition to the Sunday blast “This Week at Willow Creek” that will help clarify our expectations for safety for all students as far as exposed skin and wind chill go. Please also continue to be mindful of the slippery parking lot, longer drop off lines, and icy conditions around the school. While our building engineer does a wonderful job clearing a path and laying salt on walkways, there will still be slick spots! Thank you for your patience and for working together to keep everyone safe in and out of the building and the parking lot!

Please continue to read the Sunday blast for upcoming parent meetings, opportunities, and important information regarding clubs and happenings at Willow Creek. I am available as well if you have questions or ideas on how to improve Willow Creek. Please see Mrs. Carmel, and she will do her best to find a time that works for you and for me.

Here comes my redundant message:
I have to continue to let you know how much I LOVE being your Principal and watching your children learn and grow under the expertise of Willow Creek teachers and staff! As I tell my staff often, I am still in awe of this community and feel blessed and honored to be here.

Until next time,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​

 

 

November 2016

 

Dear Willow Creek Parents and Community,

I hope this newsletter finds you well rested from Fall Break and relishing great memories and special moments with family and friends.  My time was spent with family, friends, and a short trip to visit my sister in Little Rock.  While I enjoyed the break, I thought about Willow Creek often and was excited to come back and continue to experience the learning and growing happening in this magical place!

We enjoyed a fun POWER pep assembly on the Friday before break!  All students and teachers came to the gym, and we shared and celebrated grade level POWER cheers and all of the participation in the wonderful clubs and activities that Willow Creek students enjoy.  It was fun to see the involvement of our school community and identify students who are continuing to grow and learn before and after school.  Mr. Heacox led the whole school in the Cupid Shuffle, and I believe the adults had as much fun as the students!  I sure did!

I appreciate your continued support and participation in PTO, Accountability, and PASS.  Please check the Willow Creek weekly schedule that comes out on Sundays for times and dates of upcoming meetings.  Something that I will be asking all groups to participate in will be defining and writing a new mission and vision for Willow Creek.  The Accountability Committee started the discussion in their last meeting and will provide some posters and sticky notes during conferences for you to see the brainstorming that has started and contribute your hopes and dreams for Willow Creek as well.

I believe it is important as a school community to compose a meaningful and specific mission and vision as Willow Creek is a thriving learning community and should be a reflection of all stakeholders' hopes and dreams for their children and their neighborhood.  "To think, to learn, to achieve, to care" is the Cherry Creek mission, and while it is applicable to what we do everyday, I believe Willow Creek can be defined more personally and specifically.  I look forward to compiling input from all community members and putting together something we can all be proud of that represents Willow Creek.

And, finally, I want to thank PTO for their planning and implementation of Veterans Day celebrations.  From decorating the lawn and halls to hosting an all school assembly, I appreciate the time and dedication it takes to assure our students get this experience.  It is important to pause and celebrate the freedoms we experience because of Veterans and current servicemen and women.  The leadership of PTO in heading up these events makes it possible to continue the valuable tradition at Willow Creek.

Conferences are right around the corner, and I hope to see and meet more of you throughout the week!

Until next time, take good care!

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​

 

October 2016

 

Dear Willow Creek Parents and Community,

Fall is in the air and we are blessed with the wonderful weather we get to experience in Colorado. Personally, this is my favorite time of the year: the colors, the cool air and warm sun, FOOTBALL!, and all things pumpkin flavored! I hope you are making fun plans for this season and for Fall Break, which is right around the corner.

As the school year is now in the second complete month, and I have had opportunity to experience Willow Creek more fully, I'm still in "awe" of my staff, my students, and the parent community. This school is a well-oiled machine, and I have the privilege of simply tweaking a few things in order to make sure we are mindful of all students and their needs, as well as being a reflective staff and pushing ourselves to model growth to our students and our community. Willow Creek's calendar is loaded and there are many activities and learning opportunities available. As I participate and observe, I continue to learn about this school and community. I have experienced movie night, a PTO Community Meeting, an Accountability Committee Meeting, a P.A.S.S. Meeting, after-school clubs, Camp Cheley (and the bake sale!), just to name a few. In all of these events, I sense the care and concern of this community to continue to grow and be the important hub of the neighborhood as history proves.

A big question that came my way soon after the school year began was the question of having Halloween parties in school since Halloween actually falls on the day we return from Fall Break. This is an event that our school has not dealt with for several years, as the actual holiday has not fallen on a school day. I communicated with all teams of teachers and the consensus was to not have parties at school. I agree, as I feel like monitoring the appropriateness of costumes and the slight possibility that a family might not be comfortable with that celebration led me to make the decision that we would not celebrate Halloween during the school day. I am happy to hear that there is a rich tradition in the neighborhood of this celebration, and I am sure families and children will have a blast. Keeping it to the discretion of families rather than making it an all-school celebration felt most appropriate to me. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Please know that my door is always open, and I truly want to meet as many of you as possible and hear your hopes and dreams for not only your children, but for Willow Creek as well. If you have questions or concerns, please find me outside before or after school or call and set up a time to talk. Also, please check out meeting dates, such as the next PTO Community, Accountability, and P.A.S.S. meetings, and join us to share your voice.

Thank you for your continued support of me as I have transitioned into Willow Creek. Overall you have been amazing at making me feel welcome. You will probably tire of hearing me say how blessed I am and how much I love Willow Creek! It is the truth!​

Until next time, take good care!

Diana Price

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​


 

​​​​​​​​​September 2016​​​

Dear Willow Creek Parents and Community,

We have had an amazing start to this school year. I am honored and blessed to be the leader of Willow Creek! It has been great fun getting to know the staff, students, and the families! Thank you to everyone who has made my first few weeks the best start of a school year ever for me!

Something that is new and exciting at Willow Creek is the re-creation of our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) "Willie" the Wildcat. Instead of CATS (caring, achievement, teamwork, and safety), we are learning about POWER (persistence, optimism, we are flexible, empathy, and resilience). Willow Creek students and staff still expect the behaviors learned in CATS to be a part of who we are; however, we felt we were ready to add additional skills that will help us learn to be the best possible staff and students we could be. Along with recognizing students who are demonstrating POWER with a "Willie" recognition card, students and staff view a weekly POWER TIME video message.

Chris Domino and I, with help from many others, are writing, producing and editing these weekly messages. The goal of these messages continues to grow! I originally wanted a format to share my thoughts and ideas and to create a place for common language and shared vision to be expressed. It is morphing into an opportunity for students to actually participate in and then eventually create messages as a class! We are sending the link out in the PTO Office message so that you can view with your children and support and practice what we are learning and talking about at home.

I believe in creating a school where we all share a common goal and use similar strategies to achieve our goal. Throughout the year I hope to refine our vision and mission and make it more specific to Willow Creek. This is a great school and great community, and I want to be clear about who we are, what we believe in, and how we are preparing our students for their futures.

Thank you for your support and for sending such lovely children to school each day!

Until next time, take good care,

Diana Price​

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​


 


 

July 2016


 

Dear​ Willow Creek Families and Community,

I am so honored and humbled to introduce myself to you as your new principal! Everything I have learned about Willow Creek leads me to believe that I am joining a caring community that truly is dedicated to excellence and has created a learning environment where students not only thrive, but exceed expectations. I am excited to meet you and get to know the hopes and dreams you have for your children and for this amazing school.

I would like you to know a little bit about me. Over the course of my career, I have been a paraprofessional, a teacher in both elementary school and middle school, a middle school counselor and dean, a staff developer, and an assistant principal at both the middle school and elementary level. I have loved every role I have ever had and feel that this variety of experiences has shaped me into a very compassionate and competent educator. I am also a wife, mom, grandma (GG), sister, daughter, and "Aunt Nanny." My family is of great importance to me and I look forward to sharing about them with you and learning about your families as well.

My vision is to maintain the high achievement of each and every student while making sure that we are being creative, innovative, and intentional about furthering their current success. In order to embrace the vision of Cherry Creek 2021​, I will continue to seek any and all opportunities that will allow the children of Willow Creek to grow academically as well as socially and emotionally in order to be productive members of the larger community.

You will quickly learn that I am approachable, willing to listen, a true partner in your child's education, and an extremely hard worker. While I will be a dedicated leader for your students, you are vital to the school community and I value and need your input, ideas, and concerns. I'm excited about working with you and for you, and I really believe that together we can continue the tradition of excellence here at Willow Creek.

Respectfully,

Diana Price, Principal

Phone: 720-554-3900

email: dprice11@cherrycreekschools.org​


 

Updated May 2017

 Diana Price
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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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