My Dear Wildcats! It has been an honor and a pleasure to be your principal for nearly four years. I have loved helping our children learn by focusing on reading, increasing instructional best practices, and building our STEM program! I’m proud of the work we’re doing to help build our school and the larger community with Wildcat Cards, prosocial programs like Stop, Walk, and Talk and QUIT bullying, our Kindness Club and Jr. Hope Squad, our Principal’s Pantry, and the Parent Engagement Committee.
It’s with a mix of emotions I announce that I’ve accepted a position as one of two Provo School District BYU CFAs (Clinical Faculty Associates) for the upcoming school year. As a CFA, I’ll be working with BYU students investigating and entering the teaching profession. I am so excited to be able to focus on teaching and learning, and to bring the best and brightest at BYU to Provo School District! I will deeply miss our interactions, and I will miss my relationships with the staff, you and your children. You have wonderful children!!
I’m pleased to say that I’ll be leaving the school in the capable hands of Kimberli Hawkins. You will love her! She is a wonderful person who leads with her heart–you will find her to be caring, intelligent, and incredibly skilled as a principal. Mrs. Hawkins grew up and lives in our boundaries, and is certainly in touch with our incredible community and tradition of excellence!
Thank you for your friendship and support. My time at Westridge extends until June 30, and I look forward to many wonderful interactions until that time! — Becky Thomas Principal, Westridge Elementary STEM School
Provo, UT (801) 374-4870 ext. 2905