Watching the forming of new connections. Students making new friends, discovering a hidden talent, or the dawn of learning when a new piece of wisdom hits them. Teachers connecting with students, lending them just the right support and guidance at exactly the right time. Staff recognizing the impact they have on an entire community. Parents seeing their children, for the first time, as a young adult.
Tips for success @ PHS:
Make those connections. Say hi to people you don't know - students and adults. Stay curious. It's OK to wonder why things are done the way they are. Ask questions. Make suggestions. And know that you never ever ever have to go it alone.
Something interesting about me:
For the past five years, my wife and I have participated in Silicon Valley Shakespeare's 48-Hour Play Festival. She writes and I direct (and, more often than not, I end up playing a small role, too.)
One more thing:
We are proud that our school has one of the highest percentages of students born outside of the U.S. We are committed to keeping all students safe from all forms of prejudice, harassment, and injustice.