Announcements from Head of School, 4/25

Dear Palm Valley Parents and Families,

Good Sunday evening! I hope that you were able to join us last weekend at the Drive-In movies! I must admit that Aladdin is one of my favorites…. But what stole the evening for me was seeing all of our Firebird kids running around and having fun. What a great night! Thanks again to the PA for sponsoring another great event.

I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you that were involved in our search for next year’s Head of Middle and Upper School. I am pleased to announce that Mr. Steve Coffey has accepted our offer and will lead our 6th – 12th grades next year. He comes to the role with a wealth of experience both overseas and here in California. He has served our high school well as interim Head of Upper School since the start of January while still maintaining his teaching load. Mr. Coffey utilizes the lens of a teacher and leverages his experience as an educator and basketball coach to build strong interpersonal relationships with teachers, parents, and students. I am looking forward to working in partnership with Steve to enhance our middle school, high school, and athletic offerings.

Thank you to those of you that have sent in your re-enrollment contracts. Soon, we will be building our staffing and scheduling for next year based upon those contracts.

I would like to remind all of you to drive safely when on our campus. Rushing to be on time leads to a lack of safety and hazardous driving. Please be careful, drive slowly, and keep alert for small children and adults. That is especially important during drop off and pick up times. Thank you for your willingness to help keep all of our community safe!

The remaining few weeks of our academic year will be filled with celebrations and important milestone events culminating with our Commencement Ceremony on June 4th when we celebrate the class of 2021! I look forward to seeing you at one of those upcoming events.

Until then, be well…..

Dr. Steven Sherman

Head of School