Dear Cottonwood Creek Community,
It is an honor to be writing to you as the incoming Principal of Cottonwood Creek Elementary School. Every day I am on campus, I appreciate how welcomed I feel by students, parents, and staff as I have started my transition.
I have been in education for over 26 years and have spent the last 16 years in Colorado in school leadership. My educational background has been in the classroom as a teacher, Adjunct Professor for the University of Chicago, Educational Consultant, Communications Coach, and Elementary School Principal.
I am very fortunate to be in a position of doing ‘work’ that does not feel like work. I believe education is one of my callings in life, and I enjoy nearly all aspects of what the day and the life of a principal brings. My decision making is always based on what is best for children. I also believe my job as principal can be put into three priorities:
- Get the right people in the right positions
- Build relationships with all people both big and small
- Ensure structures are in place for students and staff at Cottonwood Creek to be successful
I look forward to partnering with you to continue to make Cottonwood Creek Elementary an amazing place for both children and staff.
Drew Francis, Incoming 2022-23 Principal