Assistant Principal


Hi Cactus Valley Families,

My name is Simone Richardson and I am excited to serve as your Assistant Principal at Cactus Valley Elementary School.  I have been working in education for 30+ years.  I taught in the states of Illinois and Colorado.  I spent most of my time teaching 2nd grade, and also worked as a teacher in 6th grade and 3rd grade.  I have a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy that led me into my biggest passion.  I began working with reading and writing at all grade levels as a Literacy Coach at Roy Moore Elementary, Cactus Valley Elementary, and Graham Mesa Elementary.  I then pursued a Master’s Degree in Leadership and was lucky enough to come back “home” as the first Assistant Principal at Cactus Valley Elementary School. I strive to be an enthusiastic assistant principal who fosters shared leadership within a safe, effective and positive environment conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and parents, a facilitator that encourages every student and teacher’s uniqueness and growth, a team-member working with all stakeholders in a collaborative relationship, an experienced leader who promotes best practice and high achievement, and a professional who seeks to acquire current knowledge and apply it to educational practice.   I am mostly proud to be a member of this great learning community.  I truly love my job, the students, the parents, and that staff!

Simone Richardson
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