August 29, 2017
Welcome back to another school year! I am extremely excited to be starting my first year as Principal at DW Poppy! Having worked as an educator in the Langley School District for the past 21 years, I am very familiar with the rich history of academics, athletics, and fine arts at Poppy. In the short time I spent here last spring as part of my transition to the school, I was also very impressed with the high level of the staff’s collegiality, involvement in the school and commitment to student success. It is also a staff that is committed to moving forward with the redesigned curriculum and changes to teaching practice required to meet the learning needs of our ever-changing student body in the twentieth first century. I am looking forward to continuing to build on this excellence and also find ways to enhance the school as our students and community continue to evolve in our modern world. I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of our student body on September 5 and 6 and getting to know the fabulous students that make up the Poppy Community. Likewise, I look forward to meeting many of the parents and other community members over the next few months. If you are in the school, please feel free to pop in and say hello and introduce yourself. It is my belief that our school needs to work very closely and together with parents and families to ensure our student’s success. I am also a big believer in promoting our school and the fabulous work that is being done by our staff and students. I would encourage parents and students to keep right up to date with what is happening in our classrooms, hallways, shops, gyms, and theatres by following us on Twitter @DWPoppy and Instagram @DWPoppySecondary Looking forward to meeting many of you soon and anticipating a great year of learning at DW Poppy!