• 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: 

    1.  Get the right people in the right positions
    2.  Build relationships with all people both big and small
    3.  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

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